Plum sees potential in Coben's thriller 'Innocent'


Plum Pictures is plumbing the literary and indie film world for its latest project, an adaptation of Harlan Coben's best- selling thriller "The Innocent."

Another Coben thriller was transformed by writer-director Guillaume Canet and Music Box Films into "Tell No One," one of 2008's few sleeper hits.

Plum is hoping that lightning will strike twice by optioning "Innocent," the tale of an ex-con whose attempts to rebuild his life after an accidental murder are thwarted when his wife is kidnapped, leading him into a byzantine criminal underworld.

Plum partners Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer and Daniela Taplin will produce and develop the feature. (partialdiff)