Arthur Phillips, author of Prague, The Egyptologist and Angelica, had another hit last year with his fourth novel, The Song Is You (read our review here). Out in paperback today, the book was one of our April picks for reading groups—and now it’s also on track to be a major motion picture.
According to Deadline New York, Bill Condon and Larry Mark—who worked together on Dreamgirls—have optioned the novel and envision it as a musical. “The chance to tell a story through song is the thing that really turns me on,” Condon explains. “The book is a story told through music, but there’s a whole other dimension we can bring through film.”
Keep an eye out for more news on this exciting adaptation.