Deadline exclusively learned that Mad Men writer Dahvi Waller would adapt author Kazuo Ishiguro’s recently published novel Klara and the Sun for Sony’s 3000 Pictures. Ishiguro won a Nobel and Booker Prize for the novel The Remains of the Day in 2017, published in 1990. Klara and the Sun is the first novel by Ishiguro since he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Klara and the Sun story follows Klara, an Artificial Friend with excellent observational qualities, who observes the people who pass by her place in the store and of those who pass her by on the street outside the store. Klara remains optimistic that a customer will choose her soon.
This exciting novel gives a glimpse into our transforming universe from the eyes of an extraordinary narrator. It addresses the fundamental question that everyone will eventually ask: what does it mean to love? The Nobel committee described Ishiguro’s novels as “novels of great emotional force” and also said that he “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.”
His books have been translated into over 50 languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go were adapted into films that sold over 2 million copies. Recently, Waller is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the limited series Mrs. America streaming on Hulu is about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Movement (ERA). It stars Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly.