9:40am PT by Rebecca Ford
Ryan Gosling to Adapt Jeff Lemire's 'The Underwater Welder' for Film
Jeff Lemire's graphic novel The Underwater Welder will be adapted for a film.
Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao and Anonymous Content will produce the project, based on the New York Times best-selling graphic novel about a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.
The graphic novel was first released in 2012, published by Top Shelf/IDW. Lemire, Chris Staros (editor-in-chief, Top Shelf) and Ted Adams (CEO and publisher, IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers.
The deal was brokered on Lemire's behalf by Angela Cheng Caplan of the Cheng Caplan Company, Inc. and Allison Binder of Stone Genow and on Top Shelf/IDW’s behalf by Tuvyah Aronoff of Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates.