Rights Available! 'Inglourious' Basterds' Meet 'Mean Girls' in New YA Novel and a Timothy Leary Bio

Matt Killeen's 'Orphan Monster Spy,' along with Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis' 'The Most Dangerous Man in America,' are both ripe for optioning.
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Orphan Monster Spy (Viking Books for Young Readers, March 20) by Matt Killeen
Agency: Paradigm

Think Inglourious Basterds meets Mean Girls: A half-Jewish Aryan-looking orphan infiltrates a school for the children of Nazi elites to stop the development of the atomic bomb in this YA debut with strong word-of-mouth buzz.

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD (Twelve, Jan. 9 ) by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis 
Agency: Anonymous Content

Oscar bait for an actor: In 1970, ex-Harvard professor Timothy Leary, famous for his LSD experiments, was six months into a 10-year sentence for having two joints when the Weather Underground helped him escape and President Nixon obsessed over the manhunt.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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