Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin have acquired screen rights to "The Unnamed," an upcoming novel by Joshua Ferris about a man who comes down with a mysterious affliction that fractures his family.
Deal comes the same week that Ferris’ last novel, "Then We Came to the End," was awarded the 2008 Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award; the novel is also a finalist for the National Book Award. Ferris is adapting "End" for HBO.
I’m glad it’s going through HBO; no need to kowtow to Hollywood bigwigs, ruining one adaptation after another. Speaking of which: though I love them both as actors, this looks like bad casting: