〉Less than a year after his festival hit, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews has another novel that could be making its way to the big screen.
The novel follows a group of teenage friends as they escape from jazz camp for a wild and crazy road trip. Along the way the friends must outrun the law and figure out how to put on the perfect show on the road. The story has strong roots in Andrews’ personal history, as he traveled in a band as a bassist when he was younger.
Andrews has already established himself with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, the film that covered two young filmmakers who meet a terminally ill and chronically upbeat young woman. The film was a festival favorite (including winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award), and writing both the book and the screenplay proved that not only could Andrews tell a story, but he could adapt one as well.
Expect to see the rights to this picked up pretty quickly; I doubt they’ll still be around by the time the book hits shelves.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer