Phillip Noyce To Direct ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Pilot Adaptation For Fox

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Phillip Noyce is set to direct Fox’s untitled drama pilot based on the best-selling book Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane. The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV, where Noyce is under a first-look deal, and Miramax, which was behind the 2007 movie adaptation directed by Ben Affleck in his directorial debut.

Written by Black Sails co-creator Robert Levine, the untitled drama centers on private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro who, armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, right wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester. In the 2007 movie, the roles were played by Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan.

Levine is executive producing with Lehane.

Noyce directed the pilot and the second episode of Fox’s new medical drama The Resident and executive produces the series. Noyce has directed a number of other pilots that have gone to series, including NBC’s Crisis and Fox’s Tru Calling — both from 20th TV– as well as Showtime’s Brotherhood and ABC’s Revenge.

Noyce is repped by WME, Fineman Entertainment, and attorney Wendy Kirk.

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