EXCLUSIVE: In competition, TriStar Pictures has optioned movie rights to A Most Agreeable Murder, a whodunit by first-time novelist Julia Seales, who is the writers assistant for Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot at Amazon.
Seales will adapt her novel, and 3 Arts will produce. Erwin Stoff is producing, and Rachel Kim and Daniel Vang are co-producing. Shary Shirazi and Rikki Jarrett are overseeing for TriStar Pictures.
A Most Agreeable Murder, described as a novel of manners and murder, a Knives Out meets The Favourite, recently sold to Random House’s Emma Caruso in a pre-emptive two-book deal. It will be published in 2023.
Seales, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and UCLA’s MFA program, is repped by 3 Arts and Hansen and Jacobson.
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