Working Title has optioned TV rights to writer John Preston’s (A Very English Scandal, The Dig) new non-fiction ebook Fall: the Thriller of Robert Maxwell.
The ebook, revealed by Viking on February 4, chronicles the enterprise tycoon’s rise, scandalous fall and premature loss of life. A Czech immigrant to the UK, Maxwell constructed a publishing empire, and have become an MP, earlier than he was discovered useless overboard from his yacht in 1991; it was posthumously found that he had improperly used funds from the Mirror Publishing group’s pension pot to cowl his different firms from chapter. His youngest youngster is Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s at present charged with intercourse trafficking crimes associated to her hyperlinks to Jeffrey Epstein.
Working Title’s Head of Drama Surian Fletcher-Jones will oversee the mission’s improvement as a restricted collection, which will probably be produced by the corporate’s founders Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
“Robert Maxwell is without doubt one of the fascinating, advanced figures of the twentieth Century and I believe Working Title are the right folks to show it right into a tv collection,” mentioned Preston. The writer is repped by Yasmin McDonald at United Brokers and Natasha Fairweather at Rogers Coleridge & White.