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Just weeks ahead of its release, The Odds of Lightning, a new YA novel from author Jocelyn Davies, is sparking some heat in the film rights market. The book, which is being published by Simon Pulse, is set to hit bookshelves on September 20.
Hot on the heels of some of the biggest film rights deals in history, names like Hardy, Spielberg, Ellison and Rudin are already circling the hot new project being described as Narcos meets The Big Short.
Described as “spellbinding” by the NY Journal of Books, Impossible Odds recounts the horrifying kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her colleague by a band of Somali pirates, as well as their rescue by Navy SEAL Team Six. Originally published in 2013, and written by Buchanan along with her husband Erik Landemalm and Anthony Flacco, the book is heating up the film rights market.
UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.
The unique, untold American gangster story of Jose Miguel Battle Sr. (“El Padrino”), the leader of the “The Corporation” – also known as “The Godfather.”
Writer-director Rod Lurie has picked up the rights to Black-Eyed Susans, Julia Heaberlin’s bestselling Texas-set crime novel. Lurie is adapting the script with his wife, novelist Kyra Davis.
The rights to the latest Texas-set psychological thriller from Julia Heaberlin, Black-Eyed Susans, have officially moseyed their way onto the market. The novel has drawn favorable comparisons to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
Logline: Decades after surviving a brutal abduction, a woman fears she sent the wrong man to prison, and becomes determined to do what it takes to exonerate him–while the real killer possibly roams free, leaving a trail of clues that threaten her sanity.
The story follows an autistic man as his life is turned around by outside forces and his inability to process them.
Dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. But when she starts to date Bo, instead of finding new heights of self-assurance, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant.
Follows socially awkward sixth grader Nate Bannister as he recruits his classmate Delphine to help reverse one of his scientific experiments gone wrong: a dinosaur-sized invisible cat. They then go on to fight a secret war against a group of genius super assassins called the Red Death Tea Society.
The first book follows socially awkward sixth grader Nate Bannister as he recruits his classmate Delphine to help reverse one of his scientific experiments gone wrong: a dinosaur-sized invisible cat.