Thursday, June 17, 2021

Film Rights Acquired to Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Eleanor & Park’

Fans of Rainbow Rowell’s bestselling book Eleanor & Park, rejoice! The writer took to Twitter to announce that PICTURESTART has acquired film rights to the novel, with Plan B set to produce.

Erik Feig, who served as production executive on such films as Twilight, Divergent and The Hunger Games, has committed through his production company to finance the film.

In perhaps the best bit of this news, Rainbow Rowell herself will be writing the script and serving as executive producer.

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Eleanor & Park is a young love story set in 1986. Between mix tapes, comic books, bus rides, and complicated family dynamics, Eleanor and Park’s love blossomed against a backdrop of the pitfalls of high school. The book has won multiple awards and, like most of Rowell’s books, tells a beautiful coming-of-age story from the perspective of a different sort of protagonist.

You’re going to want to pick up this book (which to date has sold more than a million copies) and indulge!

Are you as excited as we are about this announcement? Let us know in the comments below!

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Becky joined the staff of Nerds and Beyond in 2018, but she's always been a nerd. From her first fandom to her current, her passion has always been writing and engaging with the media she consumes. When she's not writing, you can find her reading (everything in sight), traveling (the world, but mostly Texas), sewing (costumes and clothing), or just basking in the California sun she loves with her spouse and two cats, Gob and LooseSeal. Her superpowers include being an extroverted introvert, and keeping orchids alive (and killing every other type of plant). Find Becky on twitter at @hello_minky

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