Friday, July 16, 2004

Spider-Man" star working on book adaptation
Thu July 15, 2004 04:17 AM ET

By Liza Foreman and Borys Kit
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Spider-Man 2" star Tobey Maguire is exercising his producer's prowess for Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the superhero franchise

The actor is teaming with Oscar-winning "Forrest Gump" producer Wendy Finerman to develop a big-screen adaptation of the novel "Everything Changes" by Jonathan Tropper, to be published next March.

Tropper's novel revolves around the twentysomething Zach, who is on the verge of marrying the perfect girl when he undergoes a life crisis as he faces feelings for his recently deceased best friend's wife and also deals with the sudden arrival of his flamboyant, womanising, estranged father. It will be published by Bantam's Delacorte Press.

Another of Tropper's books, "The Book of Joe", hit stores earlier this year and was optioned by Warner Brothers to be directed by Miguel Arteta ("The Good Girl").

Maguire was an executive producer of last year's "Seabiscuit", in which he starred, and producer of 2002's "25th Hour", directed by Spike Lee.

His Maguire Entertainment banner is also developing Len Williams' novel "Justice Deferred" at Warner Brothers. Also at Warners, Maguire Entertainment is producing "Urban Townie" together with Paula Weinstein. It is also among the producers of another book adaptation, "Electroboy".

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