Exclusive: Major new FX drama to film in the UK

Exclusive: Major new FX drama to film in the UK

American Crime StoryExclusive: Say Nothing, a major new adaptation of Patrick Radden Keefe’s book about a notorious murder during the height of the Northern Ireland troubles, is gearing up for a lengthy UK shoot

Having optioned the rights to New Yorker Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland around four years ago, LA-based production company Color Force is now in pre-production in the UK with a series adaptation for FX. 

Color Force was founded in 2007 by producer Nina Jacobson (previously president of Buena Vista); Brad Simpson became a partner five years later.

Best known for the series of Hunger Games films, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, American Crime Story (pictured) and Pose, the company has a first-look deal with FX Productions.

The book explores the notorious 1972 abduction and murder of 38-year-old widow Jean McConville, during the height of Northern Ireland’s sectarian conflict, and the ramifications that lasted for many years afterwards. 

When the optioning news was first announced, Simpson and Jacobson told The Hollywood Reporter: “We’re always on the lookout for a literary page-turner, and when we started Patrick’s book we couldn’t put it down. We’re very excited he’s partnering with us to tell this story on FX.”

Image: Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in American Crime Story, via Kurt Iswarienko – © 2021 – FX Networks. 

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