Rudin & Miramax Acquires Oscar Wao

Miramax and producer Scott Rudin have acquired screen rights to Junot Diaz’s critically acclaimed novel “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” reports Variety.

The novel focuses on a sexually frustrated, overweight youth who attends Rutgers U. and fantasizes about beautiful women.

Woven into his quest to find love is a family history that goes back to the Dominican Republic and includes love, violence and a curse.

Rudin got an early look at the manuscript and courted the author before the book was brought to auction.