Weinstein Co. Nabs 'Silver Linings Playbook' Author's Next Book (Exclusive)

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Matthew Quick's YA novel follows a student-athlete who discovers her wild side

The Weinstein Co. will reteam with Silver Linings Playbook writer Matthew Quick to adapt his next book, YA novel Every Exquisite Thing, sources tell THR.

Quick's latest novel, from U.S. publisher Little, Brown Books, follows a goody-two-shoes student-athlete who starts to get in touch with her wild side after reading a cult classic novel. Sources say the tone is similar to Finding Forrester, the Sean Connery movie about a reclusive author who mentors a troubled teen.

Every Exquisite Thing drew interest from production companies and studios earlier this week, including TriStar.

The Weinstein Co. and Quick have already struck gold as collaborators on Quick's 2008 novel Silver Linings Playbook. The 2012 film, directed by David O. Russell, was both a critical and box office hit, earning eight Oscar nominations, including best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for her role in the film, and it took in a total of $236.4 million at the worldwide box office.

After Silver Linings became a breakout hit, almost all of Quick's other books were optioned for film adaptations.

The Weinstein Co. is already adapting Quick's 2013 novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, with The Spectacular Now's James Ponsoldt attached to write and direct.

Quick's 2010 book Sorta Like a Rock Star was nabbed by Fox Searchlight to be produced by Temple Hill and Gotham Group, and his upcoming novel Love May Fail (hitting shelves in June 2015) is set up at Sony with Matthew Tolmach to produce. Quick's 2014 book, The Good Luck of Right Now, is in development at DreamWorks with Brie Larson attached to star.

Weinstein Co. did not return THR's request for comment.

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