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Toni Collette options film rights to ‘The Best of Adam Sharp’

Actor Toni Collette’s new production company Vocab Films has optioned the novel and screenplay to Graeme Simsion’s The Best of Adam Sharp (Text).

Simsion’s novel tells the story of a middle-aged married man who is given the opportunity to reunite with a former girlfriend.

Collette also plans to take on the lead female role.

In a statement, Simsion said he is ‘delighted’ with the deal. ‘I think an independent producer absolutely suits this book which is itself a bit out of the mainstream,’ said Simsion. ‘The deal comes at a time when two other movie scripts or adaptations are in play so I expect I’ll have my screenwriter hat on for a bit’.

Simsion’s first novel The Rosie Project has been optioned by production company Tri-Star.


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