Rights Available! Authors of 'Limitless' and 'Life of Pi' Return With Anticipated Follow-Ups

Paradime Cover - P 2015
Courtesy of MacMillan

Paradime Cover - P 2015

This story first appeared in the Sept. 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

From Valerie Hoskins, the agent who sold Fifty Shades of Grey to Universal for a whopping $5 million, comes a new book from Limitless author Alan Glynn. And if that's not enough to get Hollywood studios and producers excited, there's also the latest from Life of Pi author Yann Martel being shopped.

Paradime (Picador) by Alan Glynn
Agency: Valerie Hoskins and Associates

The author of Limitless will return in 2016 with a thriller (pitched as Enemy meets Vertigo) about a down-on- his-luck man who meets his exact double and becomes obsessed with his doppelganger's life.

The High Mountains of Portugal (Spiegel & Grau) by Yann Martel
Agent: Jerry Kalajian (IPG)

His Life of Pi spawned a $609 million box-office hit, so eyes are on the author's latest, which won't be published until February. Part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary realism, the novel spans from the early 1900s to the mid-'80s and this time features a chimpanzee instead of a tiger.