A new film adaptation is in the works for the non-fiction novel, “The Psychopath Test” written by Jon Ronson. It was announced last week that the film already has a star by way of Scarlett Johannson.
The book follows Ronson as he delves into the manipulative, deceitful and delusional world of psychopathy. He interviews a psychologist who convinces him that many of the world’s most influential businessmen and politicians may in fact be highly functional psychopaths. With a new set of skills to help him spot who may be psychotic, Ronson aims to uncover truths behind psychopathy diagnoses, treatments and how to identify a true psychopath.
The Psychopath Test will be directed by Jay Roach who is known for several different types of films, television shows, and miniseries. He previously worked on Recount and Game Change, but also showed his talent for comedy in Austin Powers and Meet the Parents.
There has been no word on when the adaptation will hit theaters or when production will begin.