〉The former O.J. Simpson prosecutor is now a best-selling author
Best-selling author Marcia Clark has hit the market with her latest novel, BLOOD DEFENSE. The first in a proposed series, the legal thriller follows struggling defense attorney Samantha Brinkman, who bends the rules while maintaining her own dark sense of justice, as she takes on a case that will shape her career while revealing the truth about her family. Set to be published in summer of 2016 by Thomas & Mercer, film rights are currently being shopped to buyers.
Writers House is repping the literary rights, while CAA is repping the film and television rights for this buzzed-about new property. Clark’s work has been adapted before, with TNT shooting a pilot, which she co-wrote, based on her Guilt by Association, a novel in the best-selling Rachel Knight series.
Clark began her career as a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney’s Office, where she famously was the lead prosecutor on the O.J. Simpson murder case. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Sarah Paulson will portray her in Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, with first season focusing on the infamous trial.
Clark has written four novels as well as her non-fiction Without A Doubt, about the Simpson case. In addition, she and her writing partner, Catherine LePard, have sold hour-long pilots to FX, Lifetime, and VH1, and developed a half hour comedy for NBC.
Kristen McRobbie | Staff Writer