Adam Makos’ book about two Korean War Navy pilots, called Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, Sacrifice (Atlantic Books, 2014) has been optioned by Black Label Media (Deadline Hollywood)

Element Pictures, a Dublin-based production company, has optioned Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen (Gill Books, 2017), a novel in the vein of Bridget Jones’s Diary. (Deadline Hollywood)

The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott (Mira, 2014), about a girl with healing powers, will be adapted and directed by Cheryl Dunye for Lionsgate. (Deadline Hollywood)

Gizmo Films has optioned rights to Berlin Bromley (SAF Publishing, 2006), the memoir by punk rock musician Bertie Marshall. (Deadline Hollywood)

Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day, who is considered a pioneer in hip hop fashion, has had his untitled memoir (Random House, 2019) optioned by Sony. (Hollywood Reporter)

Netflix has acquired The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial Press, 2008), about a book club during WWII, for a number of markets, including the US. The movie was directed by Mike Newell. (Variety)