Company picks up rights to thriller on Monroe's death

Winkler Films is looking to fill “The Empty Glass,” picking up feature rights to the thriller by J.I. Baker, who will also be adapting the screenplay.

Irwin Winkler and David Winkler are producing the feature, which weaves together historical events with conspiracy theories surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death in 1962.

“The Empty Glass” is narrated by the young coroner who is among the first on the scene at Monroe’s bungalow when the actress is reported dead and how his quest for the truth about her death puts his own life at risk.

Irwin Winkler is in production of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Baker is a contributing editor to Conde Nast Traveler and previously worked as development editor for Time Inc. “The Empty Glass” is his debut novel.

The deal was made by Richard Pine at InkWell Management on behalf of Baker. Winkler Films is represented by CAA.

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