Hollywood Takes On Harlan Coben’s Tell No One

Tell No One by Harlan Coben
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
Earlier this week came news that Tom Cruise was sniffing around the part of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, and the world was (understandably) upset.

Now’s the chance to weigh in on who should play whom before somebody who’s completely wrong for the part some actor squirrels his way into the role.

Harlan Coben’s thriller Tell No One has been optioned as a film with Ben Affleck attached to direct.

Interestingly enough, the filmed version of the book has already been made—but in France, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Francois Cluzet. So the American version of the film is basically a new version of the French film based on the American author’s book. Whew.

Here’s the plot summary:

David Beck has rebuilt his life since his wife’s murder eight years ago, finishing medical school and establishing himself as a pediatrician, but he’s never forgotten the woman he fell in love with in second grade. And when a mysterious e-mail arrives on the anniversary of their first kiss, with a message and an image that leads him to wonder whether Elizabeth might still be alive, Beck will stop at nothing to find the truth that’s eluded him for so many years. A powerful billionaire is equally determined to make sure his role in her disappearance never comes to light, even if it means destroying an innocent man.

Which actors should play the lead? Hollywood, are you listening?

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