Rights Available! 'Spellman Files' Author Takes Stab at Psychological Thriller

Lisa Lutz's 'The Passenger' is being compared to 'The Girl on the Train' and 'Gone Girl.' Lesley Blume's book telling the true story behind Ernest Hemingway's infamous trip to the running of the bulls in Spain also is ripe for optioning.
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'The Passenger'

This story first appeared in the Jan. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

The Passenger (Simon & Schuster) by Lisa Lutz
Agency: RWSG

The author of the funny mystery series that includes The Spellman Files takes a stab at a psychological thriller with this page-turner that's being compared to The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl. It's about a woman who takes on new identities as she travels the country running from her past.

Everybody Behaves Badly (Eamon Dolan) by Lesley Blume
Agency: UTA

The Vanity Fair writer provides biopic material in revealing the true story behind Ernest Hemingway's infamous 1925 trip to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain (a journey full of sex, drunkenness and brawling), the novel it inspired (The Sun Also Rises) and how Hemingway created his own legend.

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