Jessica Biel will Die A Little

While Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are planning to keep their new crime thriller rooted in the past (find that news here), the producers of Die A Little are choosing to shift the novel’s plot from the ‘50s to the present day.

Jessica Biel has signed on to star in and co-produce the tale, adapted from Megan Abbott’s book about a schoolteacher and her LAPD detective brother and how their lives are thrust into chaos by a mysterious woman.

With United Artists plopping down the cash to produce it, Marcia and Geoffrey and Marcia Blake are busy scribbling the script, though whether they’ll finish it before the US Writer’s Guild October 31 strike deadline is anyone’s guess…