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Lauren Beukes

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Leo & Me

My official comment on who won the TV/film rights in the four-way bidding war on The Shining Girls.

This guy.

And yeah, that’s the closest I’ve got to him in person. He’s a busy man.

John Ridley from Leonardo diCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, and MRC’s Joe Hipps  landed the option after months of careful negotiation with my agents.

I chose them over the other brilliant, passionate production companies because they’re thinking smart about the future of television and breaking the current funding models to do cool new things with hot talent, like MRC putting together House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher and releasing it straight to Netflix – which is NOT to say they’ll use the same model for The Shining Girls. (Not least cos Kevin Spacey would make a terrible Kirby)

Here’s the Hollywood Reporter exclusive on the deal.

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  • <a href="http://book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ben - Editor</a>
    Ben - Editor
    July 2nd, 2013 @14:48 #
     
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    You make a cute couple, must say.

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  • <a href="http://rachelzadok.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rachel Zadok</a>
    Rachel Zadok
    July 2nd, 2013 @14:55 #
     
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    Yip, I would have picked Leo too, but not for the well-thought out, professional reasons you put forward. And huge congratulations.

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    July 2nd, 2013 @15:06 #
     
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    And did you notice the bee necklace? Inspired by the US cover, and gifted by the wonderful Anne Perry of Pandemonium, who is an amazing promoter of SA talent.

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    July 2nd, 2013 @15:33 #
     
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    I like a man who doesn't know how to wear a watch. Good choice.

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  • <a href="http://book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ben - Editor</a>
    Ben - Editor
    July 2nd, 2013 @16:13 #
     
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    Richard, you're hilaire. Bee necklace is a beaut, Lauren!

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    July 2nd, 2013 @19:54 #
     
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    Good for punching muggers, when you don't have your car keys handy.

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    July 2nd, 2013 @21:13 #
     
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    Ah yes, Lauren, but with his watch strapped thus, Leo could only manage an elegant backhand to the cheek of his would-be assailant.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 3rd, 2013 @08:31 #
     
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    Do you mean if he tries to clock his assailant one?

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    July 3rd, 2013 @08:59 #
     
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    Leo's friends call him Casio Clay The Clock Cleaner.

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    July 5th, 2013 @10:10 #
     
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    Love the pic of you and Leo!

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