Deborah Harkness announced on Facebook today that the screenplay for the movie adaptation of A Discovery of Witches is finished! According to Ms. Harkness, Warner Brothers bought the film rights in 2011, and it will be produced by Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. The screenplay is by David Auburn (Proof). Di Novi and Greenspan have an impressive filmography (click on their names for their IMDB pages), and Warner Brothers are no strangers to filming blockbuster books about witches,* so I hope the movie will be good!
The movie is still listed as “in development” at IMDB.com, and there’s a long way to go before they start casting and filming. Casting Matthew and Diana may be the toughest challenge. Who do you think would be good? No fair going by looks alone — whoever takes on those characters will have to have some serious acting chops. Please leave your suggestions in the comments below.
* Harry Potter, anyone?
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