BREAKING: Another August day, another big book deal. I’m hearing that Fox 2000 is closing up a deal for The Wonderling, a partial manuscript for a futuristic YA novel by Mira Bartok that has Stephen Daldry attached to direct and produce. This was preemptive and Stacey Snider was very involved along with Elizabeth Gabler. The book is a fantasy about a half human/half fox who, with a half human/half bird journeys from an orphanage to the city to save music. This comes hours after Paramount landed Devil In The White City with Leonardo DiCaprio starring for Martin Scorsese and Billy Ray writing. The book will be shopped to publishers tomorrow. CAA and lit agent Jennifer Gates rep the author.