Rights Available! Billionaire Koch Brothers' Rise to Power Focus of New Book

Dark Money BOOK COVER - S 2016
Courtesy of Penguin Random House

A version of this story first appeared in the April 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

It took 22 years for Caleb Carr's best-seller The Alienist to receive a green light (Cary Fukunaga is directing an upcoming series for TNT based on the period thriller, and Garrett Hedlund reportedly is in talks to star). Now, the author has a new book whose plot borrows from characters first introduced in The Alienist. Look for Hollywood producers and studios to pursue Surrender, New York, which along with Koch brothers expose Dark Money, tops this week's "Rights Available!"

Dark Money (Doubleday) by Jane Mayer
Agency: ICM Partners

Hollywood loves to hate the Koch brothers, the billionaire benefactors of far-right causes. The New Yorker staff writer's deep dive into their rise to power and nearly unparalleled influence on the political system has stayed on The New York Times' best-seller list every week since its Jan. 19 publication.

Surrender, New York (Random House) by Caleb Carr
Agency: APA

Two present-day investigators try to solve the gruesome ritualistic murders of homeless teens using the theories of their idol Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, the hero of Carr's 1890s-set mega-blockbuster The Alienist.