Warner Bros and Malpaso Productions have bought movie rights to best-selling psychological suspense thriller Mystic River for Clint Eastwood to produce and direct. Eastwood is currently talking to writers about adapting the novel by Dennis Lehane but, according to a statement "has no immediate plans" to put the project into production.

Published in January, Mystic River is Lehane's latest work. His previous detective novels include A Drink Before the War, Darkness Take My Hand, Sacred, Gone Baby Gone and Prayers for Rain.