As a focused and proactive company, we work tirelessly to adapt our books into films. In some instances, we work with actors, screenwriters, and directors to develop a project. In other instances, we work with co-agents, producers, or studios.

For a description of books in which the dramatic rights are available, email

The following books are currently in development as feature films.

Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
In development with Saturn Films, with Academy Award–winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) attached to star and Academy Award–winner Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus) attached to direct.

The term “living legend” gets tossed around a lot, but Amarillo Slim is the world’s greatest gambler of all-time, having hustled presidents and sheiks, movie stars and drug lords. And when Robert Altman went looking for the quintessential gambler for a scene in California Split, he called Slim.his lively tale of a Texas cowboy turned pool sharp and World Series of Poker champ is emblematic of the greatest of American tales.

The Miracle of St. Anthony
Optioned by Participant Productions (Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana) for Ed Saxon (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Adaptation).

Eight Mile meets Hoosiers in this unbelievable real-life story of Coach Bob Hurley and the St. Anthony Friars, which was a New York Times bestseller. At times a tyrant with no tolerance for anything short of perfection, Hurley knows that if he ever lets up, the streets of Jersey City will swallow up his players and spit them out into oblivion. But Hurley won’t let this happen. He will lash out at his players with the same intensity with which he rages against the drug dealers, the gangs, and the hopelessness of urban blight. The Miracle of St. Anthony is about a group of boys who become men, but it’s also about a group of nuns who, with the help of Coach Hurley, save a school from financial ruin.

One of a Kind
Optioned by Academy Award-winner Graham King (The Departed, Traffic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator) for Warner Bros., with Tobey Maguire (The Cider House Rules, Spider Man) attached to star.

A powerful, cautionary tale of genius and addiction about Stuey “the Kid” Ungar, the greatest card player who ever lived. Backed by the Mob, Stuey established himself as the greatest gin player in New York by the time he was seventeen. The first time he entered the World Series of Poker in 1980, he won. The next year, he won again. Then, from 1992 to 1996, Stuey went on a massive losing streak, got hooked on sex and drugs, and lost everything. But in 1997, he put everything together to treat the poker world to the greatest comeback of all time, winning the World Series of Poker (and the million-dollar prize) in one of the most skillful and dramatic performances ever seen.

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