EXCLUSIVE: Kario Salem has been set by DreamWorks to write an untitled crime thriller. He has already been working for the studio writing the Martin Luther King Jr movie that DreamWorks is doing with Warner Bros. Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff and Adrienne Maloof are producing. The new project is inspired by true events. A decorated war hero returns home to a job as a police officer, and to the woman of his dreams. His world is turned on its head when everything he believes in turns out to be fiction. CAA-repped Salem is writing Scarpetta for Angelina Jolie to play the medical examiner heroine Kay Scarpetta from the Patricia Cornwell novels. He also scripted Mavericks, a Curtis Hanson-directed drama that will star Gerard Butler. Salem’s managed by Anonymous Content.