Montecito Pictures has acquired the film rights to journalist Alan Paul’s new memoir “Big in China” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story recounts Paul’s time in Beijing, where he relocated from suburban New Jersey with his family after his wife was named The Wall Street Journal’s China bureau chief.
Becoming a stay-at-home dad, Paul spent hours exploring the city and struck up a friendship with a young guitar shop owner. Together they formed ‘Woodie Alan’, a blues quintet with two other Chinese musicians and an American Treasury representative to China.
Said band took the Beijing club scene by storm. Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock will produce the film with Reitman potentially directing. A writer is currently being sought.