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Posts Tagged ‘Ben Mezrich’

Ben Mezrich’s Book Proposal Already Optioned for Film

Author Ben Mezrich‘s latest project is a nonfiction book entitled Sex on the Moon. According to the LA Times, Sony Pictures has already optioned the film rights to the book proposal.

Here’s more from the article: “The new film tells the story of Thad Roberts, a once-promising young scientist working for NASA who back in 2004 hatched a crazy plan to steal highly prized moon rocks from his bosses at the Johnson Space Center and sell them on the Internet. The motivation: wanting to impress his girlfriend.”

Read more about the incident at this link. The production team behind The Social NetworkKevin SpaceyDana Brunetti, Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca — will reunite for this project. Mezrich (pictured, via) tweeted the news: “The cat is out of the bag, new book new movie same amazing producers and studio…”

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How ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ Became ‘The Social Network’

Ben Mezrich‘s The Accidental Billionaires inspired the Golden Globe nominated film, The Social Network. However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not play a part in making either Mezrich’s book or the film version.

According to The New York Times, the filmmakers wooed Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin to make the movie happen. In fact, producer Dana Brunetti claims that Saverin’s involvement was secured after partying with the stars at the Hollywood premiere for another Mezrich-book-turned movie, 21.

Here’s more from the article: “Mr. Saverin has stayed mostly mum about his involvement — writing in an essay for CNBC.com that ‘the true takeaway for me was that entrepreneurship and creativity, however complicated, difficult or tortured to execute, are perhaps the most important drivers of business today and the growth of our economy.’”