Chris Gerolmo will adapt the book of the same name written by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. “Above Suspicion” is the chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.
The film will be produced by Colleen Camp for Colleen Camp Productions, and produced and financed by Mohamed AlRafi and Tim Degraye. Also producing are Emmy-nominated writer Angela Amato-Velez and Amy Adelson. Principal photography is slated to begin later this month.
Sierra/Affinity will commence international sales on behalf of the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Jay Cohen at The Gersh Agency will represent U.S. rights to the film.
Clarke can currently be seen in the sixth season of “Game of Thrones” and also has the New Line drama “Me Before You” bowing this summer. She is repped by CAA and Emptage Hallett.
Besides starring in the new retelling of “Ben-Hur” for Paramount, Huston also has Alexandre Moors’ “Yellow Birds” debuting this year. He is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, Artists Partnership and attorney Karl Austen.