In a high-six-figure option deal, Stone Village Productions’ Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have preemptively acquired the film and TV rights to Cassie Beasley’s debut novel “Circus Mirandus,” the company announced Wednesday.
Story follows Micah Tuttle and his friend Jenny, who set off on an unusual adventure to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus and its greatest magician, the Lightbender, in an effort to save Micah’s dying Grandpa Ephraim.
Stone Village expects the heartfelt story and its humorous characters to appeal to fans of “Peter Pan,” “Big Fish” and the work of Roald Dahl. The producers are currently meeting with writers and directors for the film adaptation.
Poised to be a major new book franchise, “Circus Mirandus” is slated for publication in June via Penguin, with a second novel due in 2016.
The deal was negotiated between Russell and Jason Dravis of The Dravis Agency and Elena Giovinazzo of Pippin Properties on behalf of Beasley.