Dennis Lehane to adapt own story for Hollywood

Variety is reporting that Dennis Lehane will be adapting his own story Animal Rescue for Fox. Animal Rescue appeared in the excellent anthology BOSTON NOIR.

The story features Bob Saginowki, a part-time bartender whose life gets more than a little crazy when he rescues a battered pit-bull puppy out of the trash.

Dennis has previous written for THE WIRE, but this will be his first script for film.

Very cool news.