Made Up Stories has acquired The Favorite Sister, by Jessica Knoll (Simon Schuster, 2018), about the rivalry between two sisters. (Deadline Hollywood)

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Pamela Dorman Books, 2016), about a crime committed among a group of neighbors, has been optioned by Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Sugar23. (Deadline Hollywood)

The nonfiction book Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin (Macmillan 2009), about the Brazilian settlement purchased by Henry Ford, has been optioned by Hyde Park Entertainment Group. (Deadline Hollywood)

Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs by Buddy Levy (Bantam, 2008), about the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire, has been optioned by the companies Overbrook Entertainment and Motor for a limited series. (Deadline Hollywood)

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (Minotaur, 2016), about an assassin on the run, has been optioned by Makeready Perfect Storm Entertainment for a TV series adaptation. (Deadline Hollywood)

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