EDGAR SAWTELLE Moves Closer To Screen

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (HarperCollins/Ecco, 2008), may be one step closer to the screen. The best-selling, Oprah anointed title was acquired by Universal back in 2009, with Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey producing, in their first collaboration. A screenwriter was announced in 2010. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Wentworth Miller may take over. Although he is best known as the star of Fox’s Prison Break, Wentworth also has a career as a screenwriter.

Meanwhile, another 2008 best selling book that involves dogs, The Art of Racing in the Rain (Harper) by Garth Stein, is also in development. It has both a screenwriter and a star; Patrick Dempsey, of Grey’s Anatomy, is set to play the lead and a screenwriter was signed in December. Both the author and the star are racing buffs; Stein’s Web site pictures the two together at Daytona in February.

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