Myron Bolitar heading to French Cinema

The French appear to love them some Harlan Coben.

Variety is reportng that LONG LOST, the nineth book in Harlan’s Myron Bolitar series will be made into a French language film. The French production company Gaumont has purchased the rights.

Myron Bolitar hasn’t heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. In a shattering admission, Terese reveals the tragic story behind her disappearance—her struggles to get pregnant, the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born…and the fatal accident that robbed her of it all: her marriage, her happiness and her beloved only daughter.

Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere else to turn for help. Myron heeds the call. But then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese’s long-buried family secrets…and the very real possibility that her daughter may still be alive.

In grave danger from unknown assailants in a country where nothing is as it seems, Myron and Terese race to stay a step ahead of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Mossad. Soon they are working at breakneck pace, not only to learn what really happened to Terese’s long-lost little girl— but to uncover a sinister plot with shocking global implications.

The article does not say who exactly is writing the screenplay, but did say that Massy Tadjedin will “supervise the writing” of the screenplay. What the hell does that mean? I swear, I have never heard that phrasing used before. I think it is a safe bet that it come straight from the press release. Massy wrote the screenplay for Adrien Brody’s seriously messed-up film THE JACKET. Her next film, LAST NIGHT, stars Kiera Knightly and will see her make her directing debut, in addition to writing the screenplay.

This will be the second Coben novel to be made into a French film. 2006 saw his stand alone thriller TELL NO ONE become a hit not only in France, but on the independent film circuit here in the U.S.