Film deal for Warga YA novel

Film deal for Warga YA novel

Paramount pictures has signed a film deal to produce My Heart and Other Black Holes, the debut YA novel by US author Jasmine Warga.

According to Deadline, Paramount’s executive v.p. of production Peter Kang will act as creative executive, and Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta from production and multimedia company Anonymous Content will produce the film.

The book, which was published in the US by HarperCollins and in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton, is about a pair of teenagers, Aysel and Roman, that meet online on a suicide site. As the story progresses, Aysel starts to realise a happier future is out there but the reader is left wondering whether Roman will come to the same conclusion.

The film deal was made by Hotchkiss and Associates with Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, said Deadline.