RJ Cutler has signed on to direct the James Ellroy’s memoir MY DARK PLACES. The book follows Ellroy in 1994, as he sets out to reinvestigate his mother’s unsolved murder that took place in 1958, when he only 10 years old. The project, which was set up last year, will be adapted by Cutler, who will write with Peter Himmelstein. A previous draft of the script was written by Jan Oxenberg last year when Myraid Pictures acquired the rights. Ellroy also wrote the novel L.A. Confidential, which was adapted into the Oscar-winning film of the same name.
Known for directing the documentary The World According To Dick Cheney in 2013, Cutler moved into narrative film with the 2014 romantic drama If I Stay.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer