Sugar Man exec making God of Driving
EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Monteith’s Dignity Film Finance is pushing ahead with a movie version of Vanity Fair journalist Amy Fine Collins’ [pictured] autobiographical God of Driving.
The bestselling book is about an episode in her life when she finally learns to drive. Sue Kramer will write and direct.
The $24 million film, following a fashionable Manhattan socialite and her magnetic, elusive, guru-like driving instructor, will shoot in New York, Paris and London next summer. Casting is underway.
The film is to be produced Jill Footlick and executive produced by Marina Grasic of Curious Pictures.
“As a writer/director, I was completely captivated by the unique characters in Amy Fine Collins memoir. God of Driving is a road map of life, romance and style,” Kramer commented.
“It is so rare to find a project that you can barely wait to see on screen, and so at Dignity we are overjoyed to be working with Sue and Amy to make a film we already love. If we can do justice to the book, and to its author in bringing her story to cinema, we know we have something very special,” Monteith stated.