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David Baldacci’s Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Optioned for Film

Baldacci304Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the film rights to David Baldacci‘s upcoming middle grade fantasy novel–nearly six months before the novel hits bookstores.

Matt Tolmach will produce the film.  Lucy Stille at Paradigm and literary agent Aaron Priest negotiated the deal with Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella and production VP Lauren Abrahams. Here’s more from the announcement:

Scholastic Press will publish the book in the U.S. in March 2014. Baldacci’s books have sold over 110 million copies worldwide. Columbia’s New York-based book scout, Mark James, first brought the project to the studio’s attention. Kate Checchi will oversee for Tolmach.

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David Baldacci Lands Deal with Scholastic

Bestselling author David Baldacci  has signed a deal with Scholastic for a middle grade fantasy novel.

The children’s publisher will release The Finisher next March, the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Vega Jane.

Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger negotiated the deal with Aaron Priest, of the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. Executive editor Rachel Griffiths will edit the manuscript.

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