Mary Glickman‘s debut novel Home in the Morning has been optioned for a feature film adaptation by director/producer Jim Kohlberg, who is coming off of the Sundance family drama The Music Never Stopped.
Open Road Integrated Media Llc., a digital content company that handled the e-book publication of Home, will produce the film version of the story of a white Jewish lawyer living in the South over several decades. The book spans the civil rights era of the 1960s to the 1990s.
Jeffrey Sharp, founder and president of Open Road, will executive produce along with Luke Parker Bowles and Peter Riva. Home is Open Road’s first e-book to be adapted for film.
Sharp’s previous producing credits include Boy’s Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me and Proof.
Kohlberg’s Music premiered as an opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will open in theaters March 18 via distributor Roadside Attractions.
“As a filmmaker, I look forward to tackling Mary’s complex vision of love, family and tradition in the world of 1960’s civil rights America,” Kohlberg tells THR in a statement. “I have a unique affinity for this world, its language and characters and am confident that I’ll find the perfect cast to play Katherine Marie and Jackson and Stella Sassaport.”
The deal was first reported by Word & Film.