GreeneStreet Films (GSF) andproducer Ross Katz are partnering up to adapt Lemony Snicket novelist Daniel Handler's romance Adverbs.
Katz, who worked with GSF on InThe Bedroom, approached the New York-basedcompany with the project about a series of characters who come and go in eachother's lives under an atmosphere of impending doom.
"We fell in love with Adverbs, a wonderful novel with interesting characters andinterwoven storylines, which I found impossible to put down," GSF partnerand president John Penotti said. "Daniel is a huge talent and I've been afan of his for quite some time and the opportunity to work with Ross again wasicing on the cake.
"After our incredibleexperience on In The Bedroom we hadbeen looking for another film on which to collaborate. To say we are excitedabout this project is an understatement."
"Daniel has dreamed up one ofthe most beautiful movies about love I could ever imagine," Katz said."I relate to far too many of Daniel's Adverbs and I'm happy to say that John, Fisher [Stevens, GSFpartner, and Tim [Williams, GSF partner and head of production] did too."
ICM's Ron Bernstein brokered thedeal for Handler with GSF head of business affairs, business development andnew ventures Vicki Cherkas.
Williams oversees all aspects ofGSF's new West Coast office and has just been joined by GreeneStreet FilmsInternational (GSFI) president Ariel Veneziano, who will oversee West Coastacquisitions as well as GSFI business.
Veneziano is currently at AFM inSanta Monica selling rights on GSFI's slate, which includes the thriller Tenderness starring Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub and LauraDern, comedy Bill starring Aaron Eckhart,Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, and comedy Gary The Tennis Coach, which stars Seann William Scott.
HarperCollins recently announcedit will be printing 2.5m copies of The End, the final installment in Handler's Lemony Snicket books.