Clerkenwell Films has optioned the TV rights for Rewind (Corvus, 2020) by Irish writer Catherine Ryan Howard.
Rights were acquired from Penelope Killick on behalf of Jane Gregory at David Higham Associates.
Rewind is a psychological thriller that begins with a murder being captured on film, before jumping back in time to reveal the events leading up to the crime.
Rachelle Constant, producer at Clerkenwell Films, said: "Catherine Ryan Howard’s Rewind is a high-concept, non-linear story that had us hooked from the start. It’s full of twists and turns, set in a wonderfully intriguing coastal community, where doubt and darkness lie not far from the glossier façade of city life. We can’t wait to bring this story to the screen."
Howard commented: "I've always described the experience of reading Rewind as being like watching a videotape where the actions of play, fast-forward and rewind guide the reader to the story's reveal. The prospect of seeing this unfold on screen is beyond exciting. I'm a huge fan of Clerkenwell's — rewatching 'Lovesick' has got me through lockdown — and I can't wait to see what they do with Rewind."