EXCLUSIVE : Concordia Studio , the studio set up by An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim and former Participant exec Jonathan King, is adapting Gabriel Bump's book Everywhere You Don't Belong for TV. The Boys State producer, which is backed by Laurene Powell Jobs and her Emerson Collective, is turning the book, which is set on the south side of Chicago, into a half-hour series. Bump, who published his debut novel last year, will adapt with Concordia's Patrick Callan and King exec producing. The book follows Claude McKay Love, a young black man, who searches hard for a place to fit in while at the same time realizing that he has to get out of his beloved city. Claude isn't dangerous or brilliant – he's an average kid coping with abandonment, violence, riots, failed love, and societal pressures as he steers his way past the signposts of youth: childhood friendships, basketball tryouts, first love, first heartbreak, picking a college, moving away from home. Claude just wants a place where he can fit. He is raised by his civil rights–era grandmother, who tries to shape him into a principled actor for change; yet when riots consume his neighborhood, he hesitates to take sides, unwilling… Read full this story
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