Elizabeth Gabler’s 3000 Pictures is getting its summer reading in order.
The Sony-housed label has optioned the rights to Summer of ’69 by New York Times best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand for a limited series.
Summer of ’69 is set in Nantucket during the tumultuous summer of 1969, and follows the lives of multiple generations of the Levin family as their lives intersect with the historical events of the time, including the Vietnam War and the space race.
Gabler, Erin Siminoff and Nikki Cooper are overseeing the project for 3000 Pictures.
The famed “beach reads” author, repped by UTA, Inkwell Management and Kleinberg Lange, has been on a Hollywood hot streak as of late, placing several stories for adaption across film and series.
Under her pact with ABC Signature, Ellen Pompeo has teamed with Mad Men writers André and Maria Jacquemetton to adapt Hilderbrand’s Paradise book trilogy to ABC as a limited series. MRC Film snagged the feature rights to Hilderbrand’s 28 Summers and several of her books — The Identicals, The Blue Bistro and The Matchmaker — are being developed as drama series by Amblin Television and Hulu.
3000 Pictures is currently in production on the anticipated adaption of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, starring Normal People breakout Daisy Edgar Jones.