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October 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

DreamWorks has acquired the film rights for Dennis Lehane’s forthcoming novel, Since We Fell, EW has confirmed.

The novel, described as a “Hitchcockian suburban thriller,” is pegged for a fall 2016 release, after which Lehane will turn to the screenplay of the film.

Lehane previously penned the screenplay for The Drop; the 2014 film starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini was an adapation of his short story “Animal Rescue.” Mystic RiverGone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island are other Lehane works that have been adapted for the big screen. Lehane also has written for TV, with three episodes of The Wire on his resume.

Variety first reported the deal.

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