Pitt Develops “Fortress,” “Imperfectionists”

Through his deal at Reliance, Brad Pitt’s Plan B has scored the film rights to Tom Rachman’s journalism-themed novel “The Imperfectionists” reports Deadline New York.

Set around an English-language newspaper in Rome, the novel explores the professional and personal lives of a group of oddball journos working against the odds and without modern technology.

Rachman, a former Associated Press writer in Rome, based the book off his own experiences and covers the topics of both the collision of professional and personal lives, and the decline in daily print publications.

Plan B’s also hired Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to both adapt and direct a film version of the Jonathan Lethem novel “The Fortress Of Solitude” about two teenage friends, one black and one white, who discover a magic ring. Spanning the 70’s to the 90’s, it explores issues of race, gentrification, self-discovery, and music.

Gomez-Rejon has served as second unit director on numerous films in recent years including “State of Play,” “Babel,” “Julie and Julia” and the upcoming “Eat Pray Love” and “The Eagle of the Ninth”.