And, in Movie News

Variety reports that the film rights to the father/son memoirs of addiction, David Sheff’s Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction (Houghton Mifflin, Feb) and Nic Sheff’s Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (Ginee Seo Books/S&S, Feb) have been sold to Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B. Father and son made an appearance on Oprah three weeks ago. Both books are now on the NYT Best Seller lists (Beautiful Boy at #1 on Nonfiction and Tweak at #3 on Children’s Chapter Books).

Variety also notes that the movie will be produced in association with Starbucks. The coffee chain is currently featuring the book in their stores (the next Starbucks Pick is The Art of Racing in the Rain).

Plan B and Paramount are also developing Eat, Pray Love with Julia Roberts set to star.

Remember, selling film rights doesn’t always result in a movie. Whenever hearing such news, it pays to remember the many books to movies that are lost in production.

Variety also reports that Tom Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons has been optioned.

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