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David Lynch: Trump Could Be “One Of The Greatest Presidents In History”

Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch says President Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much.” Speaking to The Guardian media outlet in the UK, Lynch said he was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, then switched to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the presidential election. He now concedes that Trump may have been the correct choice. "I am not really a political person, but I really like the… Read

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Amber Tamblyn, Time’s Up Co-Founder, Focuses Debut Novel On Male Rape

Actress Amber Tamblyn has taken a surprising path on her debut novel. Tamblyn’s Any Man (Harper Perennial) is out Tuesday and tells the tale of a female serial rapist from the point of view of her male victims. Tamblyn is a co-founder and frequent speaker on the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment. It was founded earlier this year by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, and since has raised an impressive… Read

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Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories Acquires Jessica Knoll Novel ‘The Favorite Sister’ For Series

The Favorite Sister

EXCLUSIVE: Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories has acquired the bestselling Jessica Knoll novel The Favorite Sister to develop it for a television series through the company’s partnership with Endeavor Content. Simon and Schuster published the novel as Knoll’s follow to Luckiest Girl Alive, which Papandrea and Knoll are separately developing as a feature adaptation at Lionsgate. The Favorite Sister features two sisters whose lifelong sibling rivalry explodes in the crucible… Read

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‘The Couple Next Door’ Thriller Novel Being Developed As Series By Paramount TV, Anonymous Content & Sugar23

Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Sugar23 have optioned the rights to Shari Lapena’s bestselling thriller novel The Couple Next Door to develop as a television series. Written by playwright/TV writer Lila Feinberg (Younger) based on the book, the potential series will follow three couples, living in the same apartment building in Manhattan, as their lives intertwine and unfold in the aftermath of a dinner party that ends in a shocking crime. Feinberg executive… Read

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Overbrook, Motor Option Amazon Bestseller ‘Conquistador’; Limited Series Planned

EXCLUSIVE: Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs, an Amazon Top Bestseller, has been optioned by Overbrook Entertainment and Don Handfield & Richard Rayner's film and television shingle, MOTOR. A limited series is planned for what promises to be an epic story. The book follows the tragic tale of conquest and defeat, of colonization and resistance, of empires won and civilizations lost — and of the violent confluence of two empires… Read

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‘Fordlandia’ Novel Being Adapted For TV; Werner Herzog To Direct

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group has acquired the rights to Greg Grandin’s nonfiction book Fordlandia to develop as a potential television series, with acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog attached to direct. Oscar-nominated Christopher Wilkinson (Gemini Man, Pawn Sacrifice) is writing the series adaptation and will executive produce. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010, Fordlandia tells the extraordinary true story of the richest man in the world in the 1920s… Read

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‘The President Is Missing’, The Bill Clinton-James Patterson Book, Finds First-Week Success On Shelves

Bill Clinton The President Is Missing

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s new novel The President Is Missing has sold 260,000 total copies since hitting bookshelves on June 4. The thriller, which had a first printing of 1.2 million copies, is being published jointly by Knopf and Little, Brown & Co. According to NPD BookScan, the book was the No. 1 hardcover fiction title for the week ending June 9, selling more than 147,000 copies. Penguin Random House spokesman Paul Bogaards says it’s the best hardcover start… Read

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Julia Roberts Attached To Star In Amazon’s ‘Little Bee’ Film Adaptation; Kathleen Robertson Scripting

Julia Robers Kathleen Robertson

EXCLUSIVE: Julia Roberts has come aboard the feature adaptation of Chris Cleave's best-selling novel, Little Bee, which Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First, Boss) is penning. The project is being developed at Amazon Studios. Based on the book by Chris Cleve, the human-triumph story is a dual narrative about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker named Little Bee and British magazine editor Sarah O' Rourke (Roberts), who meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta and are… Read

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‘From Me To You’: Norm Aladjem’s Advice-To-Daughter Blog Picked Up By Publisher

EXCLUSIVE: A few years ago, manager/producer Norm Aladjem began writing a blog to his daughter which he called Letters To Mackenzie. The blog was widely read, and now has sold to an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Entitled From Me to You, the book shares stories about life, love, family and faith. His daughter is actress Mackenzie Aladjem (Nurse Jackie, Hawaii Five-O), and he began writing to her when she was just a kid. “There were so many things I wanted to say to her. I… Read

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Michael Ovitz Has A Memoir, But Will We Ever Again See A Great Hollywood Book?

Hollywood Easy Riders Raging Bulls

Heading to a book party for screenwriter-novelist Tom Epperson's latest, a South American journalistic thriller called Roberto To The Dark Tower Came, I got to wondering: Will there ever be another great Hollywood book? You know, the kind that makes you catch your breath, slap the beach chair, and gasp, "Did they really do that stuff?" Mostly, they did—witness the photograph of Robert Towne lounging in the sand with his naked Amazons, as he did some sort of prep for Person… Read

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‘Stranger Things’ Books Set For Fall Debut From Penguin Random House

EXCLUSIVE: Penguin Random House will partner with Netflix on a worldwide publishing deal for books based on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Stranger ThingsDeadline has learned. The first two titles, set for a release this fall, will be a behind-the-scences companion book and a hardcover gift book for young readers. Those two books will be followed next spring by a Stranger Things prequel novel, written by author Gwenda Bond, about Eleven's mother and… Read

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‘Orphan X’ Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Makeready & Justin Lin

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In a very competitive situation, Brad Weston’s Makeready has landed the rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s bestselling Orphan X book series with plans to adapt the thrillers into a TV series along with Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment. Hurwitz, who penned 2017’s The Book of Henry directed by Colin Trevorrow, is set to co-adapt the books, often drawing comparisons to the Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher franchises. He will also executive produce with Scott Nemes, Makeready’s… Read