'Moon' shines with Christofer


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Michael Christofer has adapted Michael Connelly's best-selling crime novel "Void Moon" for Nu Image/Millennium Films. Director Yves Simoneau is attached to direct.

Producer Avi Lerner said no one is cast yet. "Offers are out for all the main roles," he said.

The 2000 novel centers on Cassie Black, a former robber of casino gamblers who leaves her life of crime to become a Porsche saleswoman. But when a dark secret from her past threatens to be exposed, she returns to her former line of work and faces her old nemesis: a shady private investigator who moonlights doing dirty work for casino owners.

The project once was in development at Warner Bros. but was put in turnaround and is now being produced by Bill Gerber and Lerner.

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning playwright Christofer ("The Shadow Box") adapted the novel after a previous screenplay was written by Connelly, so writing credits are yet to be determined.

Simoneau won an Emmy this year for directing the HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."

Christofer is repped by ICM and attorney John LaViolette. Simoneau is repped by Endeavor.