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Marcus Hinchey penning 'Heretics'

'Life'-inspired story may be directed by Marc Forster

Marcus Hinchey is writing the screenplay "Heretics," based on an episode of the public radio series "This American Life," which is being developed as a potential directing gig for Marc Forster.

The script will recount the true story of Carlton Pearson, a rising star in the evangelical movement who was ostracized by his own church and declared a heretic after he started preaching that there is no Hell.

James D. Stern's Endgame Entertainment, "This American Life" producer-writer-host Ira Glass and his producing partner Alissa Shipp and Forster and Bradford Simpson's Apparatus are teaming to produce.

Hinchey, repped by WME, wrote Groundswell Productions' recently completed "All Good Things" for director Andrew Jarecki, which stars Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella.

Forster is currently directing Apparatus' "Machine Gun Preacher" for Lionsgate.

Endgame recently partnered with Glass and Shipp to produce the Phillip Noyce-directed spy thriller "Wenceslas Square," which also is in development.