Acquisitions: Stiff, Stove, Summer

“Paramount Vantage has purchased the rights to British author Grant Stoddard’s debut book, “Working Stiff: A Memoir,” with screenwriters Emily Cook and Kathy Greenberg attached to adapt. “Stiff” chronicles Stoddard’s journey from London student dropout to celebrated sex columnist in New York…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures has optioned Jeff Henderson’s drug dealer-turned-star chef memoir “Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, From Cocaine to Foie Gras” for Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Escape Artists. “Cooked” chronicles the transformation of Henderson — aka Chef Jeff — from ex-con to executive chef at the Cafe Bellagio in Las Vegas. He learned the art of gourmet cooking while serving a prison sentence for dealing crack cocaine…” (full details)

“Picture This! Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the Taiwanese gay-themed drama “Eternal Summer”. “The Heirloom” director Leste Chen’s feature revolves around two college-age childhood friends whose relationship is put to the test when a girl takes an interest in one of them – unearthing their long-supressed feelings for each other…” (full details)