Headey buys film rights for 'H is for Hawk'

Headey buys film rights for 'H is for Hawk'

Film rights for Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk (Jonathan Cape) have been acquired by actress Lena Headey, who stars in the hugely successful television series “Game of Thrones”.
 
The deal was brokered by Emily Hayward-Whitlock at Knight Hall Agency Ltd on behalf of Jessica Woollard at The Marsh Agency.
 
Headey, who plays Cersei in the TV adaption of George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, said: “I fell in love when I read H is for Hawk. Head over heels. To be trusted to develop Helen's wonderful book into the film it should be, is an honour and a joy.”
 
H is for Hawk, which tells the story of how Macdonald trained a goshawk in the wake of her father’s death, is a blend of grief memoir, T H White biography and nature writing. It has sold 159,890 copies through Nielsen BookScan since its publication in July 2014 and has won several accolades, including the Costa Book of the Year Award earlier this year and the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.