Scott Rudin Options “City on Fire” Novel

Producer Scott Rudin (“Captain Phillips,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) has picked up the film rights to Garth Risk Hallberg’s upcoming novel “City on Fire” which hasn’t even scored a publisher yet.

The 900-page work deals with life in New York City in the days leading up to the great blackout of July 1977.

Characters featured include a journalist, a police detective and a heroin addict, while elements of punk rock, high finance, urban blight, adultery and art are thrown into the mix.

Source: THR