WWII Novel ‘Once We Were Brothers’ Optioned For Screen By Upstart Cool People

Upstart production company Cool People Productions LLC has acquired rights to Ronald H. Balson‘s bestselling WWII novel Once We Were Brothers. They are out to filmmakers and a new edition of the novel is being published internationally through St Martin’s Press. Balson, a Chicago trial attorney, self-published the fast paced thriller in 2010. Cool People president and producer Billy Asher Rosenfeld said the book has a strong online following. “Given the book’s devoted fanbase and the raw power of the material, our expectations for the film version could not be higher,” he said. Rosenfeld, formerly of Armory/Benderspink, and SVP Berenice Fugard, who segues from StudioCanal, will oversee the film’s development for Cool People. The company is currently planning to finance the film’s production in 2014 through a private film fund. (more…)

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