In a aggressive deal, Sight Unseen has acquired the movie rights to Bess Kalb’s wildly imaginative memoir, “No person Will Inform You This However Me,” which was printed by Knopf on March 17. Elizabeth Chomko will direct from a script tailored by Kalb.
Sight Unseen’s Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, and Oren Moverman will produce. Chomko may even produce alongside Justin Gray Stone for Leisure 360, who introduced her the supply materials, with Kalb exec producing. Rachel Jacobs will oversee for Sight Unseen.
The story is informed by Kalb, who saved each voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her earlier than she died at 90.
Chomko most just lately wrote and directed the household drama and her characteristic debut “What They Had,” starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster. The movie premiered on the 2018 Sundance Movie Pageant and was later launched in theaters by Bleecker Road. Her script for the movie earned her the Nicholl Fellowship in 2015, and he or she can be a graduate of the Sundance Lab.
Kalb is an Emmy Award-nominated author for “Jimmy Kimmel Reside!” Her writing for the present additionally beforehand earned her a Writers Guild Award. A daily contributor to The New Yorker’s “Each day Shouts,” Kalb’s work has additionally been printed in numerous different nationwide publications. Moreover, she has written for each The Oscars and the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Kalb is represented by WME and legal professional Darren Trattner. Chomko is represented by WME, Administration 360 and legal professional Jeff Bernstein.