Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Red Necklace to be filmed?

Book2Book announces that the film/tv rights of Sally Gardner's The Red Necklace have been bought by Dominic West:

The actor and director Dominic West and his production company White Soup have announced the acquisition of the film and television rights to THE RED NECKLACE by Sally Gardner.

Dominic West is celebrated for his portrayal of 'Jimmy McNulty' in THE WIRE, on which he was also a director in its award winning final season. The deal secures first options over the further books in the series, including THE SILVER BLADE, first published in the UK by Orion Children's Books. Development will take place in the UK.

Dominic West said: "I am delighted to be developing Sally's wonderful book for film. My daughter and all her friends who raved about Harry Potter, now rave about "The Red Necklace". The book has a great spirit of adventure, which I believe will translate to make this a hugely popular family film."

THE RED NECKLACE and THE SILVER BLADE are both currently available, and will be reissued with a striking new cover design in Spring 2010.

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