Scott Rudin has used his own money to purchase the rights to the recently published The Marriage Plot written by Jeffrey Eugenides, Deadline reports.
The Virgin Suicides, the author’s debut novel, was adapted into a film in 1999 by Sofia Coppola, and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex has been optioned by HBO to be turned into a drama series.
The Marriage Plot centers on a love triangle between three Brown graduates in the early 1980s as they wrestle with love, religion and coming of age. No other news on the project has been released, and it’s currently in the very early stages.
Rudin recently produced the remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He is also producing the much talked-about Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.