Celeste Ng’s book was optioned by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine last year, who then brought it to Washington’s Simpson Street, and they brought on Liz Tigelaar (Casual) to adapt and act as showrunner for the series.
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In Ohio in the 1970s, a Chinese American family is shocked when the body of their teenaged daughter, Lydia, is found in the local lake. The investigation into Lydia’s death rips the family apart as long-kept secrets finally emerge.
Chronicles the story of Hunter’s grandfather Addy and his siblings who decide at the start of WWII that their best of survival is to split up and scatter across Europe. The book spans six years and five continents as it follows each sibling.
In a massive deal, TriStar has acquired the rights to Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel The Perfect Mother. Scandal star Kerry Washington is expected to star in and produce the film with her banner Simpson Street, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
The mystery/thriller set in 1950s Morocco is about a woman named Alice Shipley who tries to leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with that same roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears. The mystery leaves Alice to wonder if Lucy is as dangerous as she thinks or whether she is imaging things.
Author Lauren Fox’s third novel, Days of Awe, has just hit the rights market, with agents seeking the right match for Fox’s unique blend of wit and heart.
The hot book just hit shelves August 25th via Simon & Schuster, but has quickly been established as a fresh and funny must-read. The witty pae-turner presents an honest and original take on the age-old struggle to have it all – balancing work, family, and happiness.
Set for publication on August 11th, 2015 via Henry Holt and Co., the chilling novel centers on a young wife who takes on a new job at an enigmatic organization that pits her against the dark machinations of the universe.