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The Most Successful Pre-Sell Tour Ever

Earlier this year, GalleyCat interviewed debut novelist Josh Bazell about his pre-sell visits to booksellers for his novel, “Beat the Reaper.”

It must have worked–Variety reports the novel is being adapted into a film by two veteran screenwriters who work with director Steven Soderbergh.

Even better, there’s a big actor looking at the project. Here’s more from the article: “The drama, being developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, revolves around a Manhattan ER doctor whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes him from his former life as a hitman.” (Via Publishers Marketplace)

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