The screen rights to the upcoming Demosthenes Armeniades novel The Secret (Of Happiness) has been optioned by producer Scott Melrose, who optioned the book and set Armeniades to write the script. Melrose found development financing for a story about a successful businessman who teams up with a Wal-Mart clerk to reverse the power of a moneymaking exponential algorithm, which they turn into a system for enriching charities. The book will be published later this year. Armeniades is a Harvard law graduate who worked on Wall Street and then practiced international law.