William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of “The Departed,” and who also scripts such films as “Body of Lies,” and “Kingdom of Heaven,” will be tackling John Grisham next.
Monahan has been signed to write the screen adaptation of Grisham’s latest book, “The Associate.” The project reportedly has Shia LaBeouf tapped to play the lead.
There hasn’t been a Grisham-based movie in a while, so, maybe now’s the time for them to start rolling out every few months or so. (Remember the 90s? Weren’t they great?) While there have been some good Grisham-based movies, there have also been some terrible ones. Here’s hoping the Monahan/LaBeouf combo puts “The Associate” in the category of former, rather than later. -Sam