Rights Available! An Espionage Story and Darkly Comedic Look at New York Real Estate Up for Grabs

'The Travelers' by Chris Pavone, whose debut novel was bought by CBS Films, and a standout article in New York magazine are ready for optioning.
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'The Travelers'

This story first appeared in the Nov. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Properties making waves this week in Hollywood include the third novel from Chris Pavone, who has been on Hollywood's radar since his first novel, 2012's The Expats, won an Edgar Award and was optioned by CBS films (though not yet made). Among non-fiction offerings, the New York magazine article about the scarcity of burial plots in Manhattan (just two remain) and the lengths--and money--people will go to be buried on the island. 

The Travelers (Crown) by Chris Pavone

Pavone's debut, 2012's The Expats, picked up a slew of literary awards and was bought by CBS Films. His March 2016 follow-up sees a dissolute 30-something travel writer caught up in global espionage. Pitched with the tag: "It's 3 a.m. Your husband has just become a spy."

"How Do You Sell the Last Two Burial Plots in Manhattan?" (New York magazine) by Mara Altman
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The magazine's darkly comedic look at the ultimate real estate story, featuring colorful characters selling the city's last in-ground plots for a cool $350,000 each (as one seller puts it, "The perfect gift for a hedge-fund billionaire to give his sweetheart").