Tag Archives: Based on Book

NEED TO KNOW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of a young wife and mother who works as an analyst at the CIA. One morning while digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the US, she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family, and her life.

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THE WHITE CROW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of how the KGB tries to stop ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev from defecting from the Soviet Union in 1961.

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SHOCKWAVE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, which killed 100,000 people, ending World War II, and heralded the Atomic Age.

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Jared Leto to Make Feature Directorial Debut With Crime Movie “77”

Jared Leto 77Law & Order maestro Dick Wolf is producing the Paramount project, which involves the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

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Kyle Killen to Write R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” Movie for Fox, Chernin (Exclusive)

Fear StreetThe big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is just around the corner, as 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Kyle Killen to write the script.

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DEL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen an aspiring comedian gets a job driving his famous but eccentric improv teacher, they develop a close relationship.

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THE PERFECT MOTHER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a single mother discovers her son has been kidnapped, she sets out to find him with other mothers from her social meet up group.

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BUTTERFLY IN THE TYPEWRITER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles John Kennedy Toole’s futile attempt to publish his book “A Confederacy of Dunces” that eventually won a Pulitzer Prize after his death.

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THE SEA CHANGE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA couple with a marriage in crisis meets a young woman who changes their perspectives about their relationship.

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A SEPARATION (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a woman begins her new life after she breaks up with her unfaithful husband, she discovers that he has gone missing in Greece and reluctantly sets out to find him.

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ONE PLUS ONE (MOYES) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA single mom who is always down on her luck in the ever-chaotic world of raising teenagers meets a handsome stranger and finds love again.

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SMALL GREAT THINGS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM While working at a Connecticut hospital, Ruth, a widowed labor/delivery nurse with 20 years of experience caring for newborns, is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. When the baby subsequently dies while Ruth is the only one present, she is taken to court by the couple.

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Viola Davis, Julia Roberts to Star in Drama “Small Great Things” for Steven Spielberg’s Company

Viola Davis and Julia RobertsFresh off winning a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for Fences, Viola Davis has signed on to co-star alongside Julia Roberts in Small Great Things, an adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel that is coming together at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.

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THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA seventh grader enters a silent world of imagination after losing her best friend.

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A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of her gender and a disability, Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE. She later joined the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.

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Good Deed Entertainment Developing “The Beach House” by Jane Green

the beach house excerptBestselling author Jane Green is seeing one of her works headed to the big screen for the first time as Good Deed Entertainment acquires The Beach House. The adaptation will be penned by Meghan Hughes.

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THE BEACH HOUSE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows a 65-year-old eccentric Nan who opens up her Nantucket home to tenants in order to combat her financial troubles. Facing the realities of happily-ever-after not happening, Nan and her new group of strangers find themselves gaining new leases on life as they come together despite their differences.

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The Beach House (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows a 65-year-old eccentric Nan who opens up her Nantucket home to tenants in order to combat her financial troubles. Facing the realities of happily-ever-after not happening, Nan and her new group of strangers find themselves gaining new leases on life as they come together despite their differences.

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MOXIE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 16 year-old girl from a small Texas town is inspired by her mother’s Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

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MOXIE (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A 16 year-old girl from a small Texas town is inspired by her mother’s Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

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TOUGH AS THEY COME (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter surviving an IED explosion in Afghanistan, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills must struggle to live as a quadruple amputee.

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Warner Bros. and MGM Acquire YA Romance “The Sun Is Also a Star” with Tracy Oliver Adapting

sun is also a star excerptThe young adult romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon has landed at Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM for a feature film adaptation. Tracy Oliver, the scribe behind Barbershop: The Next Cut, is set to adapt the book.

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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA girl falls in love on the day her family struggles to keep from being deported.

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EVERYTHING’S COMING UP PROFITS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMReveals how corporate America employed Broadway talent to take part in industrial shows from the 1950s to the 1980s to help motivate sales forces and educate employees on products.

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Black Bicycle Acquires Margaret Sanger Novel “Terrible Virtue”

margaret sanger excerptPlanned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is set to be the next big screen heroin as Black Bicycle Entertainment and producer Justine Ciarrocchi have joined forces to acquire the rights to Ellen Feldman’s Terrible Virtue.

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The Tracking Board’s Film Rights Round Up of 2016

mosquitoland excerptContinuing our 2016 reflection, we scoured our bookshelves to find some of our favorite novels from the past year that are still available on the rights market and highlighted a few of the properties optioned this year that we can’t wait to see up on the big screen.

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TERRIBLE VIRTUE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFocuses on Margaret Sanger, the hard-drinking, smooth-tongued free thinker, and mother worn down by 13 children, who vowed her life would be different.

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THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 13-year-old named Jack Buckles, who is uncanny at locating missing things, test his mettle and searches for his father, who disappeared one day in London without a trace.

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PATIENCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTen years after the death of his wife, a man finds a time-travel machine and embarks on a grand journey and adventure finding and exploring the woman he loved.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF DR. JAMES MIRANDA BARRY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in the 1800s, a woman disguised herself as a man to fulfill her dream.

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