Lions Gate weds Foley to ‘Wife’

Burns championed project, will oversee with Sacchi

Lions Gate Films has purchased the feature rights to Andrew Klavan’s novel “Man and Wife,” with James Foley set to direct. Klavan, who wrote the novel “Don’t Say a Word” upon which that film was based, will adapt.

“Man and Wife” follows a psychiatrist in an ostensibly perfect marriage in New England. His treatment of a mysterious young man begins to reveal his wife’s hidden past. Book was published by Forge last year.

Ithaka Entertainment’s Braxton Pope and Andrew Weiner will produce with Klavan. Production is slated to begin later this year.

Lions Gate vice chairman Michael Burns championed the project and will help oversee production with VP of development John Sacchi.

Foley’s credits include Lions Gate’s “Confidence” and “Glengarry Glen Ross.”

Klavan’s novel “True Crime” was the basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.

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