'Shameless' Writer Hired for 'Two-Minute Rule' Adaptation (Exclusive)

Courtesy of CAA; Simon and Schuster

The film will be based on Robert Crais’ best-selling thriller.

Shameless scribe LaToya Morgan has been tapped to write the film adaptation of Robert Crais’ best-selling thriller The Two-Minute Rule for Original Film and Story Mining & Supply.

Original Film’s Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing the adaptation, along with Story Mining & Supply's Jim Kohlberg and Jeffrey Sharp.

Published in 2006 by Simon & Schuster, Two-Minute Rule follows a bank robber, who, after being released from federal prison, aims to reconcile with his estranged LAPD officer son, only to find out that he was killed in cold blood and suspected to be part of a ring of dirty cops. He must then team up with the former FBI agent who put him away for his botched bank robbery to uncover the truth about his son’s murder.

In addition to working as a staff writer on Showtime series Shameless, Morgan worked on Matt Nix’s USA show Complications and was a writer-producer of AMC’s Revolutionary War series Turn. For the latter, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Morgan is repped by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Rob Szymanski of Eclipse Law.