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Hans Rosenfeldt has set his next project, a return to the canon of crime author C.J. Tudor. Having just penned Paramount+’s adaptation of Tudor’s The Burning Girls, Rosenfeldt is now turning his attention to her first novel, 2016’s The Chalk Man. Rosenfeldt is combining once again with UK indie Buccaneer Media, with whom he worked on The Burning Girls and ITV thriller Marcella.
Starting in 1986, the book follows Eddie “Munster” Adams, who spends his days biking around a sleepy English village exchanging secret codes via little chalk stick figures with his friends. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. Fast-forward to 2016 and Eddie thinks he has put the past behind him, before he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure.
“I love C.J. Tudor’s books and I’m so glad that I get the opportunity to adapt another one of them,” says Rosenfeldt. “I’m really looking forward to bringing The Chalk Man‘s exciting twisty plot and interesting characters to the screen together with the great people at Buccaneer”.
“We’re excited to be once again marrying C.J.’s compelling storytelling with Hans Rosenfeldt’s world class screenwriting to create another premium screen thriller for audiences around the world.” says Richard Tulk-Hart, joint CEO of Buccaneer.
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