WITHERSPOON FACES RECKONING
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has signed a pair of major names to its supernatural thriller THE RECKONING. Ted Tally, who won an Oscar for scripting THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, will adapt Jeff Long's upcoming book to the screen, and Reese Witherspoon is in negotiations to take the change-of-pace lead role of a New York Times photojournalist who joins an expedition to Cambodia to recover the bones of lost soldiers. When she and other members of the team find themselves in a mysterious ancient city where a military unit vanished years before, they soon find that they may face the same fate. Witherspoon will also produce the movie with Jennifer Simpson under their Type A Films banner; the novel will be published by Atria Books in early July. This RECKONING has no relation to the medieval thriller of the same title released by Paramount's Classics division earlier this year.
Courtesy of Fangoria