Alex Marwood’s thriller The Killer Next Door (Sphere) has been optioned for film.
The novel has been optioned by producer James Franco, who has previously produced "27 Hours", and actress Ahna O’Reilly, who featured in "The Help", is making her debut as a producer and also taking a role in the film.
The Killer Next Door has been translated into 14 languages and has been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Award. It is published by Penguin in the US.
The option was negotiated with WME by Meg Davis of the Ki Agency Ltd on behalf of Laetitia Rutherford of Watson, Little Ltd.