Award-winning filmmaker Vikram Jayanti (Deep Blue, WhenWe Were Kings) is to direct a movie version of one of James Ellroy's mostgruesome novels, the gay serial killer/buddy novel, Killer On The Road.

The film, scripted by former critic Chris Peachment, is dueto shoot next spring. It is being co-produced by Tartan Films and F&ME. Thefilm will be cast by Joanna Ray, best known for her work with David Lynch andPaul Verhoeven.

Jayanti has also previously shot a documentary about Ellroycalled Feast Of Death.