The first project the duo will tackle under the new pact is one it originally set up at Sony TV last summer, a drama series adaptation of Walter Kirn’s autobiographical book Blood Will Out: The True Story Of A Murder, A Mystery, And A Masquerade. Kirn and Turner are set to co-write the script for the project, which is being shopped to cable networks through Sony TV’s recently re-launched TriStar Television label headed by Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs. It chronicles the 10-year friendship between Kirn and German con artist Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who went by the name Clark Rockefeller.
Blood Will Out marks a reunion for Turner and Kirn. Turner was nominated for an Oscar with Jason Reitman for adapting Kirn‘s novel Up In The Air.
Under the previous Sony TV deal, CAA-repped Vendetta sold a number of projects to broadcast and cable. Outside the deal, their drama The Advocate went to pilot at ABC last season.