Natalie Abrams
April 13, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Weinstein Company has optioned the television rights for Truman Capote’s 1966 non-fiction book In Cold Blood, EW has learned.

Initially a four-part serial in “The New Yorker,” In Cold Blood tells the real life brutal murders of the Clutter family and the effect the Kansas killings had on the community and the men who were convicted. The story went on to be the second biggest-selling true crime book of all time.

Aiming to turn the project into a “epic television event series,” screenwriter Kevin Hood is attached to script In Cold Blood, while Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski’s Flying Studios will produce.

“Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood has been riveting audiences since it first hit the literary scene almost fifty years ago, and it continues to have that same thrilling, timeless appeal today,” said TWC’s president/COO David Glasser. “We are extremely excited to be partnering with Gary, Doug and the whole Flying Studios team to bring what’s sure to be an unbelievable series to TV viewers.”

No network is attached to the project yet.

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