2017年 03月 30日
Warner Bros.はBrit Bennettのデビュー小説「The Mothers」のオプション権を取得、ケリー・ワシントンが制作予定。
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
"All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season."
It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief stricken, seventeen year old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance and the subsequent cover up will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.
In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.
原作 The Mothers: A Novel Brit Bennett Random House Large Print; Lrg版
2017年 03月 30日
Ovation TVは「Hot Art」をシリーズ化する模様。
原作はカナダのジャーナリスト、Joshua Knelmanの同名書籍「Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art」
Simeon Thorntonが脚色、 Storyscape EntertainmentのBob Cooperが制作予定。
Hot Art traces Joshua Knelman s five-year immersion in the shadowy world of art theft, where he uncovers a devious game that takes him from Egypt to Los Angeles, New York to London, and back again, through a web of deceit, violence, and corruption. With a cool, knowing eye, Knelman delves into the lives of professionals such as Paul, a brilliant working-class kid who charmed his way into a thriving career organizing art thefts and running loot across the United Kingdom and beyond, and LAPD detective Donald Hrycyk, one of the few special investigators worldwide who struggle to keep pace with the evolving industry of stolen art. As he becomes more and more immersed in this world, Knelman learns that art theft is no fringe activity it has evolved into one of the largest black markets in the world, which even Interpol and the FBI admit they cannot contain. In this battle, the thieves are winning. Sweeping and fast-paced, Hot Art is a major work of investigative journalism and a thrilling joyride into a mysterious criminal world."
原作 Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art Joshua Knelman Tin House Books; Reprint版