Film deal for Serpent’s Tail title

Film deal for Serpent’s Tail title

Film rights have been signed for Cathi Unsworth’s novel Weirdo, published by Profile imprint Serpent’s Tail.

Alex Usbourne at Picture Palace North signed up film rights in a deal with Meg Davis at Ki Agency Ltd, on behalf of Rupert Crew Ltd.

Weirdo was first released as a trade paperback by Serpent’s Tail in July 2012 as a B format paperback, and was longlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature and shortlisted for the EDP Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards.

The story revolves around a private investigator looking into a 20-year-old case in a grim seaside town which saw a teenage girl convicted for murder.

Usbourne, who runs Picture Palace Films and 104 Films has produced nine feature films, including Sex & Drugs * Rock & Roll and forthcoming comedy We Are The Freaks.