According to Deadline, Working Title has acquired film rights to Delia Ephron’s upcoming novel Siracusa.
Ephron will adapt the screenplay of her new novel which comes out in July. Siracusa will be the lead title for the Penguin Books imprint Blue Rider Press. The story centers on a marriage and the deceit involved as two couples and a child vacation on the Italian sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea. A best-selling author, screenwriter, and playwright, Ephron previously collaborated with her late writer-director sister Nora Ephron on You’ve Got Mail, starring Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies) and Meg Ryan (Fan Girl) and Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman (Secret in Their Eyes).
Working Title’s Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Liza Chasin will produce, and Ephron will executive produce.
Alfonso-Gomez Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) is attached to direct. He is currently shooting Citizen, a series pilot for Hulu which he co-created and co-penned in his writing debut with Josh Pate and Nicholas Schutt, of TV’s Blood & Oil. Rejon will also co-executive produce. Citizen is set in a “supernaturalized” Los Angeles and is described as a new take on the hero origin story blending magical realism and gritty vigilantism.
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