Rights Available! Rock Drummer's Battle With Cancer Detailed in Memoir

Rob Rufus’ 'Die Young With Me,' along with Chanel Dolz Cleeton's 'Farewell Havana,' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster
'Die Young With Me' by Rob Rufus

Die Young With Me by Rob Rufus (Touchstone)
Agency: Intellectual Property Group

The punk drummer's Me and Earl and the Dying Girl-esque memoir recounts his teenage days pursuing rock star dreams with his twin brother, Nat. When Rob is diagnosed with cancer, his journey is diverted to nightmarish treatments and the devastating effect on their friends and family.

Farewell Havana by Chanel Dolz Cleeton (Berkley)
Agencies: Marsal Lyon Literary, ICM

With the end of the embargo, Cuban stories like this dual-timeline saga about a Cuban-American woman who returns to scatter her grandmother's ashes on the island and discovers a forgotten love affair during the Revolution are generating buzz.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.