Working Title Options Danny Wallace's Novel 'Charlotte Street'

11:01 AM PST 06/23/2011 by Gregg Kilday

Author also wrote the book that was the basis for the Jim Carrey comedy "Yes Man."

Working Title Films has optioned the feature film rights to Charlotte Street, the debut novel by Danny Wallace, whose non-fiction book Yes Man was the basis for the 2008 Jim Carrey comedy.

Wallace’s new book, whose title refers to a street in Central London, is a romantic comedy about a disillusioned teacher, in the midst of a crisis of confidence, who falls in love with an unknown girl whose picture he captures with a disposable camera.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the project for Working Title.  Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will oversee development.

Bevan said,  “We've always been huge fans of Danny's books and his stories feel very close to Working Title's romantic roots. We're looking forward to working on Charlotte Street which has charmed us and displays all the warmth, heart and comedy of the real-life stories in his non-fiction work.”

Charlotte Street is being published by Ebury Press in the U.K this summer.

Wallace is repped by literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents, film agent Jago Irwin at The Agency and Lisa Thomas at Lisa Thomas Management. The literary rights for Charlotte Street are being repped in the U.S by the Gersh Agency.

 
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