I didn’t mean to misunderstand, but Josh Lucas is not going to get his head cut off (and some FX prosthetics guy down the road is not going to have to create a severed Lucas head) for a movie about murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl , which will be based on the Bernard-Henri Levy book “Who Killed Daniel Pearl?” Lucas will play a guy investigating Pearl’s killing. Kip Williams (The Door in the Floor) will direct for Beacon Pictures next fall, working from a script by Peter Landesman that uses a fictionalized Pearl character. (Beacon reportedly doesn’t want to infringe on a film project based on a book by the journalist’s widow, Marianne Pearl). Pic will shoot Morocco, Dubai, India, Libya and Tunisia.