The Robert Durst story is headed to TV — again.
Robert Durst, the subject of HBO’s “The Jinx,” could be the center of another television project, as Lifetime is developing a telepic revolving around the famed murder suspect, Variety has confirmed.
Currently in early development, Lifetime’s TV movie would be told from the perspective of Durst’s late wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982 and became the first suspected victim to be killed by the troubled American real estate heir.
Lifetime has optioned Matt Birkbeck’s book “A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst,” to serve as source material for the script, which will be penned by “Bessie” scribe Bettina Gilois. Linda Berman is producing with Lincoln Square, A+E Studios and Lifetime.
The real estate heir was sentenced in late April to seven years and one month in prison on a weapons charge.
He was jailed on the weapons charge on March 14, 2015 — a day before “The Jinx” finale. The show concluded with an audio recording in which Durst is heard muttering what sounds like a murder confession. The docu-series detailed the disappearance of Durst’s first wife in 1982; his friend and former spokeswoman Susan Berman’s murder; and the killing of one of Durst’s neighbors.
News of Lifetime’s potential Robert Durst movie, first reported by Deadline, comes shortly after the cable network ordered a TV movie about JonBenét Ramsey.