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Miramax and Rudin prep for a ‘Lush’ book to film adaptation

You’ve got to love the map that producer Scott Rudin has charted for
himself, today’s book option deal very much reflects on long-standing relationships that one needs to succeed and climb to the top. Variety reports that the producer has teamed with Miramax Films on pacting a deal for New York Times bestseller Lush Life. The deal for book is for mid-six against seven figures.


Based on Richard Price’s novel, this sees a
police procedural in which a restaurant manager and his bartender set out to
walk a drunken friend home on Gotham’s Lower East Side. One of the men winds up
on the wrong end of a bullet, and a murder investigation reveals much about the
city and the characters involved in a mugging gone wrong.

Price will write the screenplay and as the trade pointed out is not the first time that the author has teamed with the producer. Price co-wrote the Rudin-produced pics “Ransom” and “Shaft.”


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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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