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Material Pictures’ Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe have secured the rights to novel I Take You, and will produce a film adaptation with Whiplash producer Helen Estabrook.
Eliza Kennedy’s debut novel, which hit shelves on May 5 via Crown, centers on a twentysomething New York lawyer who is about to get married in Key West. But as her wedding day approaches, Lily starts to ask questions about whether the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.
Kennedy will adapt the script. She’s repped by WME and Management 360.
Estabrook, who brought the book to Material’s attention, will spearhead development with Plouffe. Estabrook was one of the producers of the Miles Teller-starring drumming drama Whiplash, which won three Oscars. She previously produced Men, Women & Children and Labor Day.
Material, which produced the upcoming Pawn Sacrifice and Z for Zachariah, is repped by WME and Hansen, Jacobson, who handled the deal.
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