DreamWorks buys film rights to Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Eleanor & Park’

‘Eleanor & Park’, the 2013 novel by Rainbow Rowell, has become the newest addition to the ongoing list of book to screen adaptations in the industry, after recently having its film rights optioned by DreamWorks!


Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she’s never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and – in Eleanor’s eyes – impossibly cool, Park’s worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is funny, sad, shocking and true – an exquisite nostalgia trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.

Fans need not worry, as Rowell has been hired to write the screen play for the film, after finishing the novel she is currently working on. A producer is already on board, Carla Hacken, who has worked on films such as The Devil Wears Prada and Walk The Line.

Once work on the script is completed, the search for directors and cast will begin. DreamWorks is aiming to start filming in 2015. We will bring you more news on this book to screen adaptation as progress continues.

We can’t wait to see Big Red on the screen – what do you guys think, any idea of casting? Have you read the book? If not, we really recommend it!

Eleanor & Park on Amazon
Eleanor & Park on Waterstones


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