Our true-crime wave will continue, reports Deadline, with the news that Lawrence Kasdan is executive-producing a limited series about Chandra Levy for TNT. Keith Huff of “American Crime” and “House of Cards” is penning a screenplay based on Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz’s book “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.”
Kasdan may also direct, though that’s yet to be confirmed; he’s best known for co-writing three “Star Wars” films (including last year’s “The Force Awakens”), “The Big Chill” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Levy went missing in 2001, leading Higham and Horowitz to write a series of articles for the Washington Post (which became the basis of their book) six years after the case went cold. Ingmar Grandique was eventually convicted of murdering Levy and sentenced to 60 years in prison, but just this week prosecutors said they would not be proceeding with his recently reopened trial.
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“American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson” likewise dramatized a famous murder case, while HBO’s “The Jinx,” Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” and the “Serial” podcast all took a nonfiction approach to their respective subject matter.