Film deal for Eleanor Moran

Film deal for Eleanor Moran

Element Pictures has optioned Eleanor Moran's latest two novels.

The production company, which has "Room" and "The Lobster" among its credits, is  aiming to develop the titles into a returnable TV series.

A Daughters Secret and Too Close for Comfort were published by Simon & Schuster in 2015 and 1016 respectively.

Bafta-nominated Moran combines her novel-writing with screenwriting as well as being head of TV at 42 Productions. Her earlier novels, Stick or Twist, Mr Almost Right, Breakfast in Bed and The Last Time I Saw You, were published by Penguin, Sphere and Quercus respectively. 

Element Pictures bought the rights to David Owen's YA novel, Panther (Atom), in October.

Head of literary acquisitions at All3Media, Hannah Griffiths, told The Bookseller last month that producers want returnable series rather than standalone thrillers. The former Faber publisher said the first questions she asks herself when considering adaptations is, “is there enough story? Are there enough characters?"