James Patterson's Aaron Hernandez Book Will Soon Be Turning Into a Movie


The Mark Gordon Company has picked up the film rights for James Patterson's upcoming book, All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer’s Row.

The book, which will be published on Jan. 22, is said to have first-person accounts and untold stories of the late football player. Back in April, Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself in his Massachusetts prison cell using a bedsheet that he attached to the cell window. His suicide came five days after the tight end was acquitted of killing two men in 2012. The former New England Patriots athlete was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of a semi-professional player, Odin Lloyd.



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Patterson will serve as executive producer alongside MGC’s Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson, who will produce the project with Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout.

“The real, shocking events that led to Aaron Hernandez’s harrowing fall from NFL stardom gripped America’s attention and imprinted itself on today’s cultural zeitgeist,” Gordon said. “James is unmatched in his storytelling and reporting talents, and he chronicles this story with incredible insight and nuance. There is no other person with whom to collaborate to bring this timely film to life.”

No release date has been announced as of yet.