Yanagihara’s “A Little Life” Becomes A TV Series

Film mega-producer Scott Rudin and theater director Joe Mantello have optioned the rights to author Hanya Yanagihara’s 2015 best-selling National Book Award finalist novel “A Little Life”.

Yanagihara announced the news through her Facebook page, saying the plan is to produce a limited TV series for a network or streaming service, but one has not yet been attached.

The story follows four classmates from a small Massachusetts college who move to New York – an aspiring actor, a painter, an architect and a withdrawn type. The story follows their often heartbreaking journeys over decades with sexual abuse and drug addiction in the mix.

Mantello’s stage credits include “Wicked,” “The Humans,” “Blackbird,” “Assassins” and more.