DreamWorks Acquires SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK's Author's New Novel
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Dreamworks Studios has acquired the manuscript to Matthew Quick's latest work entitled "The Good Luck of Right Now," it was announced today by Holly Bario, President of Production of the studio. Quick authored the book "The Silver Linings Playbook," as well as the young adult novels "Boy 21," "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock," and "Sorta Like a Rock Star."
"All of us at Dreamworks are excited to begin developing this story and look to make it a priority at the studio."
The story follows the intertwined lives of four people, who are all outsiders in their own right. However, in the wake of grieving over pain and loss in their lives, they come together to form the most unlikely family.
"We immediately sparked to Matthew Quick's book and the heart and humor which is infused in his storytelling," said Holly Bario. "All of us at Dreamworks are excited to begin developing this story and look to make it a priority at the studio."
Matthew Quick is repped by CAA in conjunction with Douglas Stewart of Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., who simultaneously negotiated the publishing rights for the book to Harper Collins.
Harper-Collins pre-empted the manuscript for publishing in the U.S. and Canada. They are targeting Spring 2014 to launch the book.
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company's recent releases include "Real Steel," starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy, Steven Spielberg's "War Horse," based on Michael Morpurgo's award-winning book and was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, and "The Help," which resonated with audiences around the country and earned over $200 million at the box office and received four Academy Award nominations with Octavia Spencer winning one for Best Supporting Actress. Currently in theaters is Spielberg's "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day-Lewis.