Ellroy Bio finally heading to big screen.

Dark Places, James Ellroy’s autobiography, has been sitting in Hollywood for years. It now appears that it will finally start to move forward in it’s journey towards the silver screen.

According to Reuters, Myriad Pictures and Killer Films are teaming up to make the film.

The 1996 book tells the true story of his mother’s unsolved murder, which occurred when Ellroy was ten, as well as talking about his battles with substances and his adult investigation of the murder.

Ellroy is the award-winning author of acclaimed crime novels The Black Dahlia, White Jazz and L.A. Confidential.

Jan Oxenberg has written the screenplay that will be used. Oxenberg is the writer/director of the documentary Thank You and Good Night, as well has having written episodes for Kidnapped, Cold Case, Robbery Homicide Division and Roswell.