Plan B Lands Rights to Newspaper Novel 'The Imperfectionist'
by Alex Billington
June 1, 2010
Plan B Entertainment, run by Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, picked up rights to an upcoming book called The Imperfectionist, reported by Deadline. The novel, written by Tom Rachman, is about the inner workings of an English-language newspaper in Rome. Rachman is a former wire news service reporter who worked for the Associated Press office in Rome. The book is said to focus on "the reporters and editors and the collision of their personal lives and professional ambitions," but will probably contain commentary on the declining world of newspapers thanks to the internet (and sites like us). No word if Pitt will star, but it's a possibility.
More on his personal history and The Imperfectionist from an interview with Rachman on Amazon: "I was dispatched to Rome, where I wrote about the Italian government, the Mafia, the Vatican, and other reliable sources of scandal." He adds that, "[the book] contains views over Paris, cocktails in Rome, street markets in Cairo; the ruckus of an old-style newsroom and the shuddering rise of technology; a foreign correspondent faking a news story, a media executive falling for the man she just fired. And did I mention a rather adorable if slobbery dog?" Sounds great, looking forward to reading it. And, as always, we'll keep you updated on this!
That just sounds extremely boring.
Daniel Felts on Jun 1, 2010
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