Edgar Award-nominated American Pain author John Temple’s new book chronicling the real-life Western epic of the Cliven Bundy clan and their thousands of zealous followers, from the 2014 standoff with federal officers at Bundy Ranch in Nevada to the 2016 takeover of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, in a saga that sheds light on America’s current state of civil discontent. (World Rights/BenBella Books/2018).
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Fun to see that VARIETY picked up the story about the film deal with Warner Brothers for John Temple’s AMERICAN PAIN: How a 27-year old Felon and Five Doctors Unleashed the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in U.S. History. Film agent par excellence, Shari Smiley (Gotham Group) brokered the deal with Warner Brothers after attracting Dallas Buyers Club screenwriter Melisa Wallack to the project. Greg Berlant, who produced and wrote “The Green Lantern” and the upcoming Peter Pan origins movie “Pan” will produce. Can’t wait to hit the red carpet!
Read more here: American Pain in Variety
John Temple’s AMERICAN PAIN, a chronicle of the rise and fall of the nation’s biggest painkiller trafficking ring, has been optioned to Warner Brothers, with Greg Berlanti’s company producing and Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers’ Club) to write the screenplay by Shari Smiley of the Gotham Group on behalf of JDA agent Jacqueline Flynn.