TV rights to Sometimes I Lie bought for six figures

TV rights to Sometimes I Lie bought for six figures

Legendary Entertainment has acquired the TV rights to Alice Feeney's debut thriller Sometimes I Lie (HQ), in a six-figure deal.

The deal was brokered by Josie Freedman of ICM Partners, with Luke Speed of Curtis Brown Group on behalf of Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown Group.

Sometimes I Lie was published by HarperCollins imprint, HQ, earlier this month and will be published in the US by Flatiron Books later this year. Following a "furious" auction in the US in September, the novel was sold in auctions in both Germany and Poland as well as further deals in countries including France, Greece, Italy, Russia and Korea.

The psychological thriller is described as "unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling".

Feeney, a former BBC Journalist, said: "The last five months from book deal to publication have been such a wonderful whirlwind and I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to my novel. I'm so thrilled to be working with the team at Legendary, I love what they have planned for Sometimes I Lie and I cannot wait to see Amber brought to life on screen."

Sally Williamson, senior commissioning editor at HQ, added: "It’s incredibly exciting that Legendary have selected this brilliantly dark and twisted thriller for TV, and I have no doubt that viewers will be just as enthralled as readers have been."

Legendary Entertainment, based in California, is the company behind films including "Inception", "Interstellar" and "The Dark Knight".