Scribbles: Suicides, Magician, Purple Crayon

Some writer-related stories hit over the weekend. Amongst the news:

“American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis claims on his Twitter that he’s just finished the screenplay for the adaptation of the Vanity Fair article “The Golden Suicides”.

The true story follows the controversy and conspiracy surrounding a successful East Village couple who mysteriously committed suicide last year.

Meanwhile Gregory Allen Howard (“Remember the Titans”) will write the biopic “The Magician” about American Football quarterback Marlin Briscoe reports Moviefone.

Briscoe, who played for the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, fell into drug addiction and jail but later found redemption starting his own football camp for young people.

Finally, Josh Klausner (“Date Night”) is rewriting Michael Tolkin’s script for an animated adaptation of Crockett Johnson’s acclaimed 1955 children’s book “Harold and the Purple Crayon” reports Pajiba.

Maurice Sendak, Will Smith and James Lassiter are producing the film which at one point Spike Jonze was pursuing.