The book, written by Carl Hiaasen, focuses on a woman who aims to get revenge on her unfaithful husband after he tries to murder her.
HBO has now confirmed that it is working on a television adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter says.
Michael Keaton has signed up to executive produce the project along with Michael Oates Palmer, who has previously worked on shows including Rubicon, Shark and The West Wing.
HBO is currently developing a number of projects, including More As This Story Develops, a drama about life in a broadcast newsroom from The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin.
Other shows in the works include Neil Gaiman's adaptation of American Gods, psychiatry drama The Big Girls, a show about magicians and conmen fighting Nazis called Hobgoblin, Goldie Hawn's The Viagra Diaries, fashion comedy Spring/Fall and a drama based on the career of boxer Mike Tyson.