Australian production company Hopscotch Features has optioned The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan (Penguin, forthcoming in July). The debut, which PW starred, follows a detective in Ireland, circa 1993, re-investigating a case from 20 years earlier. (Deadline Hollywood)

The Stars In My Soul by Hakeem Oluseyi (forthcoming from Ballantine Bantam Dell), about the author’s journey to work for NASA, has been optioned by Working Title. Chadwick Boseman is attached. (Deadline Hollywood)

In the Tall Grass, a short story by father-son team Stephen King and Joe Hill (released by Scribner, in 2012, as an e-original and audiobook), has been optioned by Netflix. The story follows a brother and sister who, while on a road trip, make a fateful roadside in an effort to help what they believe is a boy calling out to them. (Deadline Hollywood)

Kevin Hardcastle’s In The Cage (Biblioasis, 2017), about a mixed martial arts fighter, has been optioned by Festina Lente Productions. (Pub Mktplc)

Scott Free Productions has optioned The Chronology Of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch (Hawthorne Books, 2011), a memoir that explores motherhood and gender. (Pub Mktplc).