EXCLUSIVE: Oscar successful actress Holly Hunter is in talks to star and produce the characteristic adaptation of Sue Miller’s bestselling novel Monogamy.
Killer Movies and Yellow Bear Movies have closed a deal for the e-book, I hear, with Dani Shapiro set to adapt and in addition produce. Miller will function EP.
Launched by Harper final September in hardcover with the paperback model hitting retailer cabinets at present, Monogamy follows golden couple, Graham and Annie, who stay effortlessly devoted to 1 one other after practically 30 years of marriage. Graham is a bookseller, an enormous, gregarious man with giant appetites—curious, desperate to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, vigorous events at his and Annie’s comfy home in Cambridge. Annie, extra reserved and introspective, is a photographer. When Graham all of the sudden dies—this man whose monumental presence has appeared to dominate their lives collectively—Annie is misplaced. What’s the level of occurring, she wonders, with out him? Then, whereas she continues to be mourning him intensely, she discovers that Graham had been untrue to her; and he or she spirals into darkness, questioning if she ever really knew the person who liked her.
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Along with Shapiro, producers on the venture will embody Pam Koffler for Killer Movies and Andrew Morrison for Yellow Bear Movies.
Miller has been printed in 22 nations across the globe. The Good Mom, the primary of Miller’s ten novels, was an instantaneous bestseller with greater than six months on the high of the New York Instances charts, and was become a 1988 movie starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson and directed by the late Leonard Nimoy. Subsequent novels embody three E book-of-the-Month fundamental picks: Household Footage (nominated for a Nationwide E book Critics Circle Award), Whereas I Was Gone (an Oprah’s E book Membership choice), and The Senator’s Spouse. Previous to Monogamy, Miller wrote The Arsonist. The writer’s quite a few honors embody a Guggenheim and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship.
Shapiro is the writer of the moment New York Instances bestselling memoir, Inheritance, which was printed in January 2019 by Knopf. Her different books embody the memoirs Hourglass, Nonetheless Writing, Devotion, and Sluggish Movement, and 5 novels together with Black & White and Household Historical past.
Together with educating writing workshops around the globe, Shapiro has taught at Columbia and New York College, and is the cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Convention in Positano, Italy. In 2019, she launched her podcast, Household Secrets and techniques, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. An iTunes Prime 10 podcast, the collection options tales from friends who—like Shapiro— have uncovered life-altering and long-hidden secrets and techniques from their households’ previous.
Hunter is a 4x Oscar nominee. She gained Greatest Actress on the Oscars for 1993’s The Piano. She additionally gained a Golden Globe – Greatest Actress Function drama for that movie, in addition to a BAFTA and Greatest Actress on the Cannes Movie Pageant. She can also be a 2x Primetime Emmy winner within the Mini-series/Particular Greatest Actress class for 1989’s Roe vs. Wade and 1993’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mother.
Her different Oscar nominated movies embody 1987’s Broadcast Information and 2003’s 13, however in 1994 she was nominated twice within the Greatest Actress and Supporting Actress classes respectively for The Piano and The Agency. She has additionally been nominated for 3 BAFTA Awards, seven Display screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards and 7 Emmy Awards for performances all through her profession.
Miller is repped by WME. Shapiro is repped by WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Slez. Hunter is repped by ICM Companions, Administration 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.