Rights Available! Exposé About Match Fixing in Pro Tennis Up for Grabs

BuzzFeed's "The Tennis Racket," along with Nicholas Petrie's 'The Drifter,' featuring a Jack Reacher-type hero, are both ripe for optioning.
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'The Drifter'

This story first appeared in the Feb. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

The Drifter (G.P. Putnam's Sons) by Nicholas Petrie
Agency: APA

Petrie introduces a Jack Reacher-type hero in his new thriller. A battle-scarred Marine suffering from PTSD visits the Milwaukee home of a fellow soldier who committed suicide, where he finds a snarling pit bull — and a deadly plot that threatens to unravel his world.

"The Tennis Racket" (BuzzFeed) by John Templon and Heidi Blake
Agency: Gersh

The BuzzFeed/BBC piece about match fixing in pro tennis has journalists' attention, while producers may find the makings of a satisfying thriller in its story of elite players, Sicilian gamblers, secret payoffs and violent threats.