The Chandra Levy case is the latest true-crime mystery to get the TV treatment, Variety has confirmed.
Lawrence Kasdan, Judith Verno and Diane Sokolow are attached to executive produce, with Kasdan possibly in line to direct, subject to his availability. Huff’s script is based on the book “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery” by Washington Post reporters Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz, who were assigned to dig into the cold case in 2007.
24-year-old Levy was an intern with the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the time of her disappearance in 2001. Her story captured the public’s attention after it emerged that she had been romantically linked to Congressman Gary Condit. Levy’s remains were found in Rock Creek Park in 2002, and although it later emerged that Condit was considered a prime suspect, he was cleared of any involvement, and an illegal immigrant named Ingmar Guandique was eventually charged and sentenced to 60 years in prison for Levy’s murder. Following a new trial, yesterday federal prosecutors dropped the charges against Guandique, who will be released to immigration officials and now faces deportation, reigniting the search for Levy’s killer.
Deadline first reported development on the series.