RARA-AVIS: Congrats to George Pelecanos

From: Frederick Zackel ( fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 09 May 2002

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=848&ncid=790&e=6&u=/variety/ 20020509/film_variety/film_dish_dc_1

After successfully mining the bookshelves for "L.A. Confidential" and
"Wonder Boys," director Curtis Hanson has gone back to the well with his Deuce Three partner Carol Fenelon.

They've optioned a series of four books by George P. Pelecanos revolving around the D.C.-based private detective Derek Strange, a 50ish African-American whose cases usually involve the disenfranchised who reside in the beltway and are set upon by drug dealers and other criminal types.

Pelecanos has already written two books in the series for Little, Brown,
"Right As Rain" and "Hell To Pay," and he'll do two more that are part of an option deal worked out between his and Hanson's reps. They'll develop the properties before taking them to a studio.

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