Rights Available! Ronan Farrow's 'Catch and Kill'

The Pulitzer winner's "deeply personal story" of reporting on sexual abuse, along with Karl Taro Greenfeld's 'True,' are both ripe for optioning.
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Ronan Farrow

TRUE (Little A, June 1) by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Agency: Aevitas Creative

The Ray Donovan scribe, journalist and author of an acclaimed memoir about his autistic brother pens a coming-of-age novel about the best teen soccer player of her generation competing for a spot on the U.S. national team while her family crumbles.

Catch and Kill (Little, Brown and Co., TBD) by Ronan Farrow
Agency: WME

The book is pitched as his "deeply personal" take on reporting on sexual abuse for NBC News (where the story stalled) to The New Yorker (where he won a Pulitzer in April). As the story that has dominated Hollywood for the last year, anything Harvey Weinstein and Time’s Up related is hot. Pulitzer co-winners Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, of The New York Times sold their upcoming Harvey Weinstein exposé to Annapurna and Plan B. Farrow is on a roll, having broken the story (with Jane Mayer) about the abusive behavior of the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that led to his resignation and The National Enquirer’s practice of buying up negative stories about Donald Trump and burying them (hence the term “catch and kill”). News of Farrow’s book deal provoked a flurry of immediate interest in the rights, but he is said to be determined to find the right home for it and is being extremely cautious about any deal.

This story first appeared in the May 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.