In my wildest dreams, I never imagined I'd be saying this, but ...
Movie rights for DEVINE INTERVENTION have been sold.
Here's the official news:
Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker at Zucker Productions (Airplane, Naked Gun, Ghost) and screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer have optioned Martha Brockenbrough's YA debut, Devine Intervention, in which a guardian angel in a rehab program for wayward souls accidentally kills the girl he's supposed to watch over, and fails to get her into heaven. Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) is adapting; Josie Freedman at ICM on behalf of Jill Corcoran at the Herman Agency brokered the deal.
The Zuckers, whom I met at their lovely home in Los Angeles, are the people behind some of my all-time favorite movies: AIRPLANE and GHOST.
Randi Singer, who joined us for a conversation ranging from bracelets to dental anesthesia, wrote MRS. DOUBTFIRE, a movie that made me laugh and cry--very often simultaneously.
It's beyond surreal that the people who made the movies that became part of my storytelling DNA liked my book enough to want to make a movie out of it. It honestly never even occurred to me to daydream about such things. And of course, there are miles to go before it actually happens.
For now, though, I am so thrilled that people whose work I love enjoyed my book. I'm not sure there's a greater feeling in the world than that.
Thank you to Josie Freedman, my film agent at ICM, and to Jill Corcoran, my literary agent, for working together to make this happen.