Rudin Experiments With Calamity Physics

Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin have optioned screen rights to “Special Topics in Calamity Physics,” the critically acclaimed first novel by Marisha Pessl reports Variety.

The novel concerns a teenager who, after spending the first three years of high school moving each semester with her eccentric teacher father, settles in in a North Carolina town for her senior year.

There she becomes part of an upper-crust social set called the Bluebloods and gets caught up in the mysterious death of their favorite teacher.