A Cold Case

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A Cold Case
Philip Gourevitch - A Cold Case.jpeg
Author Philip Gourevitch
Country United States
Language English
Genre True crime novel
Publisher Picador
Publication date
July 10, 2002
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 192 pp
ISBN ISBN 978-0-312-42002-4
OCLC 49582857
364.15/23/097471 21
LC Class HV6534.N5 G68 2002

A Cold Case is a 2002 novel by Philip Gourevitch. A film adaptation of the novel starring Tom Hanks was attempted, but the project did not enter production.

Plot summary[edit]

A Cold Case follows real-life chief investigator Andy Rosenzweig from the Manhattan District Attorney's office as he investigates the 1970 murders of Richie Glennon and Pete McGinn, a case which was seemingly closed too soon. An ex-con, Frank Gilbert Koehler, is finally arrested in 1997.

Film adaptation[edit]

A Cold Case was originally slated to have a film adaptation starring Tom Hanks after the actor's performances in The Terminal (2004) and The Ladykillers (2004). Director Mark Romanek was signed to helm the project with a script by John Sayles and Eric Roth, but when Hanks chose to do The Polar Express (2004) instead, the project came to a halt.

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