Author: Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Pact, Golden State, The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Dream of the Blue Room, Hum, and The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. Her books have been sold in 28 languages. A native of Alabama, she makes her home in Northern California.
20th Century Fox acquires film rights to The Marriage Pact

20th Century Fox acquires film rights to The Marriage Pact

I’m thrilled to share the news that Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have acquired the film rights to The Marriage Pact.

Justin Haythe will adapt the screenplay. Haythe adapted Richard Yates’s wonderful novel, Revolutionary Road, for the film directed by Sam Mendes, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote the forthcoming film Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, as well as The Lone Ranger and A Cure for Wellness.

Overseeing the project at Fox is Kira Goldberg.

Chernin is known most recently for Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from the Ransom Riggs book of the same name, and War for The Planet of the Apes.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Fox and Chernin have also teamed up for the forthcoming “Idris Elba-Kate Winslett pic The Mountain Between Us, due out October 6 in the heat of awards season, and the Haythe-penned Red Sparrow slated for March 2.”

Read the complete article in Variety. There’s also some nice coverage in Deadline Hollywood.

The Marriage Pact & the August 2017 Indie Next List

The Marriage Pact & the August 2017 Indie Next List

Now that American Booksellers Association has made it official, I can share some terrific news: THE MARRIAGE PACT is on the August 2017 Indie Next List.

The list includes Joshilyn Jackson‘s wonderful novel Almost Sisters, the #1 Indie Next pick for August, as well as Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips. I’m honored to be on the list with both of these Southern writing sisters!

View the complete August 2017 Indie Next List, and pick up the Indie Next flyer at your local independent bookstore. I’ll be visiting some of my favorite Bay Area Indies in July and August, with more dates to come.