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Warner Bros., Ron Howard Planning 'Under the Banner of Heaven' Adaptation

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Jul 19, 2011 | 3:00pm EDT

If the demise of Big Love has got you feeling down, fear not: Warner Bros. is making plans for a big-screen adaptation of Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, Jon Krakauer’s true-life tale of a crazy Mormons cult that made headlines in 1984 when a woman and her daughter were murdered by two of its members. The personnel attached indicates Warners sees awards potential: Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) will pen the screenplay; Ron Howard (Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code) is slated to direct. Producers include Brian Glazer, Shannon Costello, Jason Bateman and Stephanie Davis.

Source: Deadline

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