Joan Didion’s Goodbye To All That Optioned for the Big Screen
Joan Didion’s essay Goodbye To All That was just optioned for the big screen by producers Megan Carlson and Brian Sullivan.
This is yet another Didion work to be optioned as her novel A Book of Common Prayer has also been picked up by Campbell Scott.
This has been a long time coming for Sullivan,
“It’s been a dream of mine for years to bring this essay to the screen, I tried to option it as a student when I was at the San Francisco Art Institute and was turned down. It’s been a part of my being for 40 years, and then the planets aligned and here we are. The moment has come for Goodbye To All That.”
Goodbye To All That is an autobiography about Didion going to New York when she was in her 20s and covers the entire period of her life there until 1964 when she and her newlywed husband John Gregory Dunne moved to Los Angeles and thus, began her very well-known writing career as a journalist, essayist, author and screenwriter (with her husband).