Big crime-based non-fiction is the hot number in Hollywood right now, with the Cuban American underworld story, The Corporation, being the latest title to inspire filmmakers to dig deep for rights. From Deadline Hollywood:
A bidding battle has erupted over The Corporation: An Epic Story Of The Cuban American Underworld, based on a 100-page proposal by bestselling author TJ English. The nonfiction book will be published in winter 2017 by William Morrow. It’s being called a Cuban version of The Godfather and American Gangster. Jaydee Freixas and Tony Gonzalez are attached to produce and they are on the ground floor of all the bids.
This comes on the heels of last month’s book rights deal that was culminated the biggest and wildest auction in memory, when Imperative Entertainment paid $5 million to win rights to make a movie out of David Grann’s book Killers Of The Flower Moon: An American Crime And The Birth Of The FBI, which Doubleday is publishing next spring.
The full piece is here.