Monday, 3 February 2014

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion film rights bought

‘I’m not good at understanding what other people want’
‘Tell me something I don’t know…’
Love isn’t an exact science – but no-one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine year old geneticist, Don has never had a second date. So he devises the wife project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling?
The Rosie Project had been out for a while before it reached my to-read pile but having devoured the delightful, refreshingly honest novel about a man with undiagnosed Aspergers Syndrome in only a few days, I am delighted to discover that the film rights have long been bought by Sony Pictures.
The Australian setting, the journey to New York and the two great lead characters of Don and Rosie would make an excellent film. Of course, it looks like Simsion already realised this - the book was written as a script before he adapted it into a novel.
The film will be produced by Sony-based Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan and the deal was closed by Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad and production president Hannah Minghella. Simsion will write the script.
I know it's the obvious Ozzie answer but I'd love to see Hugh Jackman play Don. Or perhaps Guy Pearce with Teresa Palmer as Rosie?
Did you love The Rosie Project? Who would make an excellent Don and Rosie?
Follow Don Tillman @ProfDonTillman . .. Follow Graeme Simsion @Graemesimsion

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