EXCLUSIVE : Amazon Studios has won an auction for the screen rights to You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty , a novel by Akwaeke Emezi that the Simon & Schuster imprint Atria will publish in 2022. Michael B. Jordan ’s Outlier Society will develop it. Jordan, whose new film Without Remorse opens Friday on Amazon Prime, berthed his production company at Amazon and this is the first major film property acquisition. The book sold in a bidding battle, in the vicinity of high six against low seven figures, one of the biggest book deals of the year so far and one that was highly competitive. There were eight offers from studios, some with filmmakers attached. Jordan and Outlier Society’s Elizabeth Raposo chased it hard. Emezi will be executive producer. Related Story 'Tom Clancy's Without Remorse' Review: Michael B. Jordan Has Got The Action In John Clark Origin Story And Franchise Hopeful The protagonist is a beautiful Nigerian 29-year old aspiring … [Read more...] about Amazon, Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Land Akwaeke Emezi Novel ‘You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty’
Filmmaker Siân Heder, whose Sundance hit CODA was recently sold to Apple for a festival record of $25M, is set to direct and write a feature take of Sarah Lotz ’s upcoming 2022 novel Impossible . The Penguin Group Berkley Books novel tells the story of Nick, a ghostwriter who is a disappointment to himself and his soon-to-be-ex-wife, and Bee, a commitment-phobe content on repurposing wedding dresses rather than finding a reason to wear one herself. The two are meant to be together, but fate has other plans. They have an instant connection after a misdirected email lands in Bee’s inbox, and over time they develop real feelings for each other. Eventually, Nick and Bee come to the conclusion that they have to meet in person, yet when they both arrive at their planned destination, they discover it’s love at the right time, but in the completely wrong place. Related Story Taking Flight: The Story Behind War Epic 'Devotion' And Its Little-Known American Heroes … [Read more...] about ‘CODA’ Filmmaker Sian Heder To Direct & Adapt Sarah Lotz Novel ‘Impossible’
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor may soon don the producer's hat for the first time. The actor might bankroll a series based on author Amish Tripathi's novel. Amish's novels namely the Meluha and Ram Chandra trilogies were in the news to be soon adapted into a series or a movie. According to a news report in Bollywood Hungama, Shahid Kapoor may have received a whopping remuneration of Rs 70 crore to produce as well as star in a series based on Tripathi's novel. However, there has been no confirmation surrounding the project. However, looks like this might be the Jab We Met actor's first ambitious stint as a producer and the actor had also been keen to explore production for quite some time now. Also Read: Shashank Khaitan Rubbishes Rumours Of Shahid Kapoor Walking Out Of Yoddha; Shares An Update On The Film Amish Tripathi's novels are penned in a gripping and extravagant manner so the makers might inculcate the same grandeur and lavishness in the … [Read more...] about Shahid Kapoor To Turn Producer With A Series Based On Amish Tripathi’s Novel?
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winning actress Holly Hunter is in talks to star and produce the feature adaptation of Sue Miller ’s bestselling novel Monogamy . Killer Films and Yellow Bear Films have closed a deal for the book, I hear, with Dani Shapiro set to adapt and also produce. Miller will serve as EP. Released by Harper last September in hardcover with the paperback version hitting store shelves today, Monogamy follows golden couple, Graham and Annie, who remain effortlessly devoted to one another after nearly 30 years of marriage. Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites—curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? … [Read more...] about Killer Films & Yellow Bear Films Close Deal For Sue Miller Bestselling Novel ‘Monogamy’, Holly Hunter In Talks To Star
EXCLUSIVE : Loch Down Abbey , the debut novel by Beth Cowan-Erskine, is headed for the small screen. Madison Wells , Gigi Pritzker ’s company behind Nat Geo’s Genius and 21 Bridges , is developing the book as a series after optioning the rights. The book, which Cowan-Erskine wrote during the pandemic and was published by Hodder & Stoughton/Hachette last month, is centered on the delightfully selfish and out-of-step Inverkillen family. The trouble starts when Lord Inverkillen is found dead in mysterious circumstances after making a disastrous deal to sell off the family’s only asset, the whiskey distillery. The inspector declares it an accident but Mrs MacBain, the savvy head housekeeper, isn’t so convinced. No one is allowed in or out of the Abbey because of a mysterious illness sweeping the country, so the residents of the house — both upstairs and downstairs — are the only suspects. The desperate state of the family’s finances are revealed to the family; without … [Read more...] about ‘Loch Down Abbey’: ‘Downton Abbey’-Esque Pandemic Novel Being Adapted For TV By Gigi Pritzker’s Madison Wells