Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors: 5 Writers to Watch

These novelists all have feature film adaptations in the works

This story first appeared in the Dec. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Ernie Cline, Ready Player One
Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk) is scripting the geek adaptation stuffed with video game references.

Emma Donoghue, Room
Brie Larson is signed on to play the abducted Jaycee Dugard-like main character in the Film4 feature.

Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians
Nina Jacobson's Color Force (The Hunger Games, Wimpy Kid) is developing the rom-com with international appeal.

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
One of John Green's favorite novels of 2013 is in development at DreamWorks.

Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
Kathleen Kennedy is producing the cyberpunk adaptation, with Joe Cornish (Tintin) scripting.