Patricia Heaton, best known for playing Debra Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is “attached to produce a project based on the “Perversion of Justice,” a series of articles in the Miami Herald which exposed Jeffrey Epstein as a serial child molester, according to a source with knowledge of the project,” reports Will Thorne in a scoop for Variety.
Thorne adds, “According to sources, Chris Gerolmo, who is best known for penning the 1988 Gene Hackman and Willem Defoe pic ‘Mississippi Burning’ and creating the FX Iraq War series ‘Over There,’ has been brought on to adapt the articles.”
The story also says that “The project is in the works at Storied Media Group, which represents the film and TV interests of the Miami Herald’s parent company McClatchy.”
Thorne notes that “The three-part series of articles [in the Miami Herald], written by investigative journalist Julie K. Brown, was published in November, 2018 and featured interviews with several victims of Epstein’s abuse.”
Lifetime previously announced that it is also developing a project about Epstein.