Grisham to hit the big screen (again)

<p>John Grisham&#39;s legal thriller The Associate is set for a movie adaptation.</p><p>Variety reports that William Monahan, who wrote Martin Scorsese&#39;s The Departed, will adapt the novel as a vehicle for Transformers star Shia LeBoeuf.</p><p>The book was published in January by Arrow. LaBeouf will play a Yale Law School student with a sordid secret that leaves him vulnerable to blackmail. He&#39;s manipulated into taking a job at a law firm and working on a multibillion-dollar lawsuit. A release date has not been confirmed.<br /></p>