The newly minted National Book Award-winning novel The Rabbit Hutch is getting the TV therapy.
Fremantle and producer Richard Brown’s Passenger have optioned writer Tess Gunty’s debut novel after a aggressive bidding course of. Brown (True Detective, Hulu’s Catch-22) will produce the venture, with Gunty on board as an govt producer.
“Tess Gunty has written a wildly inventive and mesmerizing novel populated with irresistible characters, including a heroine for the ages,” Brown mentioned in an announcement. “We’re delighted that she has trusted us to adapt it for the screen.”
Published by Penguin Random House, The Rabbit Hutch is ready over per week in July in a fictional Rust Belt city in Indiana and culminates in a weird act of violence that modifications every thing. Kirkus Reviews hailed the novel as “a striking and wise depiction of what it means to be awake and alive in a dying building, city, nation, and world.” It received the National Book Award for fiction finally week’s ceremony.
“I’m honored to work with Richard, Passenger, and Fremantle,” mentioned Gunty. “Richard’s ambitious vision, discerning taste, and commitment to thoughtful adaptations makes him a thrilling fit for this project.”
Brown and Fremantle struck an general deal in 2019. Since then, Brown’s Passenger banner has produced This England for Sky within the U.Okay. and is engaged on a documentary in regards to the launch of the NBA’s Basketball Africa League.
Gunty is repped by Duvall Osteen at Aragi Inc. and CAA.