Screen rights to ‘The Good People’ optioned
Australian production company Aquarius Films has optioned the film and TV rights to Hannah Kent’s The Good People (Picador) via Curtis Brown Australia.
Aquarius producers Angie Felder, Polly Staniford and Cecilia Ritchie said they are ‘absolutely thrilled to be adapting Hannah Kent’s brilliant second novel into a film’. ‘Hannah’s writing is incredibly evocative and cinematic, and we can’t wait to bring this story to life on the big screen.’
Aquarius’ recent credits include the films Lion and Berlin Syndrome, and the forthcoming TV series The Other Guys.
Kent said she is ‘deeply honoured’ that Aquarius have sought the rights to her novel. ‘I have great admiration for their body of work, and utter faith in their creative vision for the novel’s adaptation,’ said Kent.