Posted on 07/28/2020 at 02:02 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

More screen deals for buzzed-about books have recently been announced.

Vanessa Springora’s memoir, Consent, and Kazuo Ishiguro's upcoming novel, Klara and the Sun, will both become movies as well.

Springora’s book condemned the prominent author Gabriel Matzneff as a pedophile, recounting an inappropriate relationship the pair had when she was underage.

Since news of her memoir broke, other women have come forward with similar stories, Matzneff’s books have been pulled from shelves, and a deputy mayor of Paris has resigned over his connection to Matzneff.

France 24, which reported the news of the Consent adaptation, says rising French film star Vanessa Filho will write the script and direct the movie.

Ishiguro’s novel Klara and the Sun, meanwhile, won’t hit shelves until March 2, 2021, but that didn’t preclude it from landing a film deal.

The author, a Nobel Prize winner, will serve as an executive producer, according to Deadline.

Klara and the Sun will tell the story of Klara, an artificial being who wants to find a human owner.

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