Lionsgate has got movement image adaptation rights to Thieves’ Gambit, an upcoming younger grownup mystery novel through Kayvion Lewis that has been producing offers and buzz forward if its deliberate fall 2023 post date. Steven Caple Jr, whose directing credit come with Creed 2 and the approaching Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, is hooked up to helm.
The e-book’s plot facilities on a tender girl, raised through her oldsters to be a professional thief, who will have to input a deadly, cutthroat festival that pits her towards different younger, proficient thieves the place the winner takes all.
The adaptation is being produced through Temple Hill Entertainment, Caple and Hodson Exports’ Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell. Lewis will govt produce. Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee for Lionsgate, with Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner and Annika Patton overseeing for Temple Hill.
“Thieves’ Gambit is an exciting, wish-fulfilling, globetrotting journey that can introduce the sector to an iconic new heroine,” Lionsgate president of manufacturing Erin Westerman stated in a unlock Thursday. “Kayvion Lewis is an amazing new skill, and we’re assured that Steven and our pals at Temple Hill and Hodson Exports will shepherd it into an electrifying film.”
Lewis, a 23-year-old librarian from Louisiana, noticed her Thieves’ Gambit got at public sale for seven figures in a North American deal through Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Simon & Schuster Children’s Books have got UK and Commonwealth rights, and collection translation rights have bought in 14 territories thus far.
We listen the movie rights deal was once additionally aggressive and concerned a number of studios and networks/streamers.
Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee for Lionsgate, with Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, and Annika Patton overseeing for Temple Hill, and Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell overseeing for Hodson Exports. Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.
Caple is in postproduction on the most recent installment of the Transformer franchise starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. He is repped through CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson.
Hodson and Hodson Exports are repped through CAA and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment. Lewis is represented through CAA and Greenhouse Literary Agency.