Sony Picks Up Howard Blum Book Proposal

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Mark Gordon is on board to produce "Death of a Heart," by the Pulitzer-winning journalist.

Sony Pictures has optioned the rights to Death of a Heart, a book proposal by Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist Howard Blum.

Mark Gordon, the veteran producer with credits ranging from Saving Private Ryan to shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, is on board to produce.

The plot is being kept under wraps, although sources say it’s set in World War II, is female-driven and is non-fiction.

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Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith are on the project for the Mark Gordon Co.

Blum worked at The Village Voice and The New York Times and now is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He writes what can be described as historical non-fiction thrillers. He won an Edgar Award for American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century and his latest, Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America.

Blum is repped by Bob Bookman of Paradigm and Janklow & Nesbit Associates.