Rights Available! Michael Lewis Writes Another Sure-to-Be-Adapted-Into-a-Film Book About Smart People

Lewis' 'The Undoing Project' and James Lasdun's Trump-age thriller 'The Fall Guy' are both ripe for optioning.
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Michael Lewis' 'The Undoing Project'

The Undoing Project (W.W. Norton & Company) by Michael Lewis
Agency: CAA

Film adaptations of his books (The Blind Side, Moneyball, The Big Short) have earned 13 Oscar nominations (and two wins), so producers should be keen to land his latest, about the friendship between two psychologists who invented behavioral economics.

The Fall Guy (W.W. Norton & Company) by James Lasdun
Agency: WME

The Man Booker-nominated author's critically praised new novel is a Trump Age thriller: A rich banker and his cousin, an unemployed chef, both covet the banker's wife, who is having an affair with a fourth person. Things end badly.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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