Cold Iron Pictures Nabs Best-Selling Novel 'The Assistants'

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Camille Perri's breakout novel imagines what would happen if the assistants of a few corporate moguls siphoned off a little money from their bosses’ expense accounts to pay off their student loans.

Camille Perri's The Assistants is getting a film adaptation.

Cold Iron Pictures has acquired the rights to the best-selling breakout novel, which imagines what would happen if the assistants of a few corporate moguls siphoned off a little money from their bosses’ expense accounts to pay off their student loans. 

Perri — who worked as a books editor for Cosmopolitan and Esquire, a ghostwriter of young adult novels and a reference librarian — will adapt her book into a screenplay. Receiving strong reviews, the title was pitched as "The Devil Wears Prada meets Office Space."

"I am very excited by Camille Perri's unique voice and I’m thrilled to be able to bring her hilarious take on serious issues that are important to me like income inequality and student loan debt to the big screen," Cold Iron CEO Miranda Bailey said in a statement.

Cold Iron produced the recently released Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, and Mike Birbiglia's Don't Think Twice, which is set to open July 22. Political drama Oppenheimer Strategies, starring Richard Gere and Michael Sheen, and Lake Bell’s What's the Point, also starring Ed Helms and Amber Heard, are in postproduction.

ICM Partners negotiated on behalf of Bailey, and Paradigm negotiated on behalf of Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.

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