Aaron Magnani Second Coming

Aaron Magnani Developing Walker Percy Novel ‘The Second Coming’ For Film – CB

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Magnani has optioned display rights to Walker Percy’s New York Occasions bestseller The Second Coming, with plans to develop the novel for movie. He’s at present in the hunt for a director for the difference and can produce by way of beneath his Aaron Magnani Productions banner. Peter Arneson tailored the script and…

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Magnani has optioned display rights to Walker Percy’s New York Occasions bestseller The Second Coming, with plans to develop the novel for movie.

He’s at present in the hunt for a director for the difference and can produce by way of beneath his Aaron Magnani Productions banner. Peter Arneson tailored the script and can govt produce.

The story facilities on a rich, suicidal widower who searches for proof of God however finds far more when he meets a younger lady fugitive from a psychological hospital. Influenced by the real-life suicides of Percy’s father and grandfather and suspected suicide of his mom, the plot combines comedy, tragedy and romance, with themes of alienation and redemption.

“This story could be very relatable to the world we’ve got been dwelling in,” mentioned Magnani. “And the difference is as a lot a director’s piece as an actor’s piece and unbelievable character research.”

Percy was one of the outstanding American writers of the twentieth century, additionally authoring such works of fiction as The Moviegoer, The Final Gentleman, Love within the Ruins: The Adventures of a Dangerous Catholic at a Time Close to the Finish of the World, Lancelot and The Thanatos Syndrome previous to his passing in 1990. His many honors embody the Nationwide Ebook Award, the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities’ Jefferson Award, and bronze statues and plaques in Louisiana and Mississippi. John Malkovich is connected to play Percy within the forthcoming movie Thelma from director Ken Kwapis.

Magnani was an govt producer on 2017 Sundance pic The Final Phrase, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried. Different tasks within the works from the producer embody the baseball-themed household function Rally Caps, starring Amy Sensible and Judd Hirsch, which is at present in publish; an adaptation of Laura Munson’s novel Willa’s Grove, scripted by Sarah Hopkins; a tv collection based mostly on Margaret Truman’s New York Occasions bestselling e book collection, Capital Crimes, with Emmy-winning author Adam Mazer; an adaptation of the Gearbreakers e book collection for TV with Transformers producer Don Murphy; and a biographical collection about Hattie McDaniel.

Arneson is a Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist who beforehand tailored Dane Huckelbridge’s acclaimed romantic journey novel Citadel of Water for Magnani.

Magnani is repped by Paul Miloknay at Miloknay Weiner; Arneson by Matthew Jacobs at Bruns Brennan Berry.

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