Kelly tapped to adapt 'Benighted'


Patrick Smith Kelly has been brought aboard to adapt "Benighted," a supernatural thriller novel by Kit Whitfield. Graham King is producing along with Andrew Adamson for Warner Bros. through King's new production shingle, GK Films.

"Benighted" is set in an alternate reality in which 90% of the population are werewolves and the minority human population is responsible for keeping the peace during the full moon. The book follows the story of Lola, a member of the police force investigating a series of suspicious, unsolved murders.

King acquired the book in 2006. Adamson is eyeing the project as a possible directorial vehicle.

Kevin McCormick is overseeing for Warners. Rick Schwartz is executive producing.

Kelly's credits include the Michael Douglas thrillers "A Perfect Murder" and "Don't Say a Word." He is working on "Ink" for Universal and Imagine.

Kelly is repped by CAA.