Screenwriters hired to adapt the time-travel novel Thirteenth Hour

Michael Brandt and Derek Haas have signed on to adapt Richard Doetsch's upcoming time-travel novel The Thirteenth Hour for New Line Cinema and producer Michael De Luca, Variety reported.

New Line acquired the book last fall. The story follows a man accused of murdering his wife who gets to go back in time—in one-hour increments over 12 hours—with the chance to stop his wife's killer. The novel will be published by Atria.

The writing team of Brandt and Haas (Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma) most recently adapted the Robert Ludlum thriller The Matarese Circle. The MGM film, to be directed by David Cronenberg, is shaping up as a potential pairing of Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise.

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