I think production of The Chamber is still in its early stages.  Far as I
can tell Goldman is still writing the screenplay and it hasn't been cast
yet.  On the subject of the death penalty, I heard an interview with Grisham
in which he said that he began writing the book with a firm belief in
capital punishment, but after doing the research involved for authentication
and fleshing out the characters, he came away with a lot of doubts about the
system.  The book is no way meant to be an anti-death penalty polemic,
Word is out that a deal may be closed in a week or two for his first book,
 A Time to Kill, with bids up to $6 mil and Joel Schumacher directing.
Marlyn Robinson
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