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Colin Farrell Joins Crime Novel Adaptation The Ruin

Colin Farrell (Dumbo) has joined the film adaptation of the Dervla McTiernan novel The Ruin, according to THR. This will be the first project for Farrell’s Chapel Place Productions banner that he runs with his sister Claudine Farrell. He’ll join The Lobster and The Favourite producer Lee Magiday. They join Hopscotch Features in the project.

The Ruin is set in Galway and is the story of detective Cormac Reilly who rejoins a case from two decades before, “involving two children whose mother died of an overdose.”

Amazon describes the novel thusly: “It’s been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he’s never forgotten the two children she left behind…

“When Aisling Conroy’s boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget–until Jack’s sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it.

“Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose twenty years ago–the overdose of Jack and Maude’s drug and alcohol addled mother. Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything…”

The Ruin was a top ten best seller in the United States, the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The sequel, The Scholar came out earlier this year, and the next installment in the series, The Good Turn, will drop next year.

Have you guys read McTiernan’s novel? Are you excited to see the production from Colin Farrell? Let us know in the comments.

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