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Universal Gets Choked

August 29, 2006 (4:01 am) GMT
Universal Pictures sets to develop a movie adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel entitled "Choke."

Still eager to add more book-based film projects under its wing, Universal Pictures has been reported to develop a new one entitled "" following its success in securing the film rights to Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same title.

There is no word yet on either the helmer or cast, despite the previous rumor of the inclusion of , , and in the lineup, but it is confirmed that "" screenwriter Paul Bernbaum has been hired to adapt the film's script.

Likely to stay close to the original version, pic will center on a con man who dupes other people to get their money by pretending to choke in restaurants in order to pay the expense for the care his mother receives in a nursing home.

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