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"The Middle" star Patricia Heaton is attached to produce a project based on the "Perversion of Justice" series of articles in the Miami Herald which exposed Jeffrey Epstein as a serial child molester.

The three-part series of articles, written by investigative journalist Julie K. Brown, was published in November, 2018. It featured interviews with several young victims of Epstein’s abuse.  It was instrumental in leading to Epstein's arrest.



Epstein, a well-connected financier and socialite, was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell by apparent suicide.

Chris Gerolmo, who created the  FX Iraq War series “Over There,” has  reportedly been brought on to adapt the articles.

It's not clear if Heaton is eyeing a role for herself, such as Miami Herald journalist Brown, or merely seeking to produce.

Lifetime announcing in July that is working on a docuseries titled "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein," in the vein of  "Surviving R. Kelly."

Heaton, a two-time Emmy winner for "Everybody Loves Raymond," returns to TV this fall with the CBS comedy "Carol’s Second Act."

[Via Variety]