Mudbound, “Last Thing” Novels Adapted

Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot are picking up the screen rights to Jonathan Tropper’s novel “One Last Thing Before I Go”. Tropper will adapt the script says Deadline.

The story focuses on Silver, a man in full midlife crisis. His wife is remarrying a better man, his teen daughter is pregnant, and he discovers he could die at any moment without an operation he refuses to have.

Meanwhile, State Street Pictures and MMC Joule Films are set to produce a film version of Hillary Jordan’s award-winning novel “Mudbound” reports Variety.

Set in post-WW2 rural Mississippi, the story tracks one black and one white family as they deal with racism, misperception and human weakness

“Criminal Minds” writer and consulting producer Virgil Williams is adapting the script. George Tillman, Bob Teitel, Sally Jo Effenson and Carl Effenson will produce.