{Exclusive} Broad Green Hits The Road With David Arnold’s Best-Seller “Mosquitoland”



      〉Broad Green will develop the feature adaptation of ’s best-selling road trip novel.

Hailed as a breath of fresh air, David Arnold‘s debut novel MOSQUITOLAND captured readers last year and topped year-end best books lists. Now, has optioned the popular young adult road trip novel for a possible feature adaptation.

Mosquitoland follows teenager Mim Malone as she navigates life following her parents’ sudden divorce. After the sudden collapse of her family, she’s dragged from her life-long home in northern Ohio to live in the “wastelands” of Mississippi with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, Mim learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland, so she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother.

Meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way, Mim’s thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, forcing her to confront her own demons and redefine her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

The novel is on trend as grounded YA literature becomes the next big movement for teen-targeted films. As sci-fi and fantasy franchises like January’s The 5th Wave struggle to draw audiences, adaptations in the vein of John Green’s best-selling novels seem to be the direction in which the genre is headed.

Broad Green previously handled distribution for Ken Kwapis’s A Walk In The Woods, and will handle the distribution for Terrence Malick’s upcoming Knight of Cups. The company is currently in production with Bad Santa 2, which it is co-financing and co-producing with Miramax, and in pre-production with the college-set dance movie Ain’t No Half Steppin’.

david-arnoldAuthor ’s sophomore novel, Kids Of Appetite, is due out in September, 2016. The book centers on Vic Benucci and Mad Falco, whose story begins with the death of Vic’s father and ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. Arnold also works as a freelance musician and music producer.

View the book trailer for Mosquitoland, with music composed by Arnold, below:


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