Busy Lotus Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener and has introduced to AFM buyers.

Steven Knight adapted the screenplay from Sam Munson’s novel about a pair of teenagers who fall in love while investigating the murder of a friend in a dangerous part of Washington DC. CAA and WME jointly represent US rights.

Beth O’Neil will produce alongside Lotus, whose AFM slate includes Xavier Gens’ The Crucifixion, Replicas starring Keanu Reeves and Shekhar Kapur’s Tiger’s Curse.

“Lotus is excited to be collaborating with Beth O’Neil and Sacha Gervasi in bringing Sam Munson and Steve Knight’s authentic characters to life,” said Lotus president Ara Keshishian.

“This is a beautiful love story between two teenagers set against the backdrop of a murder mystery and it’s thrilling to have an amazing cast taking shape led by Chloe and Catherine.”