New Yorker Survival Story Optioned for Film by Imperative Entertainment

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David Grann

The feature is based on David Grann's piece that follows a modern-day arctic explorer.

Imperative Entertainment — the company behind the recently released Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World  is developing a survival drama based on the newly published New Yorker series "The White Darkness."

In the features, reporter David Grann chronicles British explorer Henry Worsley’s 2015 attempt to re-create his hero Ernest Shackleton’s infamous odyssey across Antarctica. 

The two adventurers, separated by a century but connected in their single-minded focus, battle obliterating conditions, penetrating isolation and their own inner demons in the last remaining frontier on Earth.

Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce the survival story as a feature.

This marks the second collaboration between Grann and Imperative, which optioned the reporter's New York Times best-selling book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in the adaptation for director Martin Scorsese. 

Grann — who also wrote the book on which the Amazon Studios feature Lost City of Z is based — is repped by CAA and The Robbins Office.