Lionsgate has acquired movement image adaptation rights to Thieves’ Gambit, an upcoming younger grownup thriller novel by Kayvion Lewis that has been producing offers and buzz forward if its deliberate fall 2023 publish date. Steven Caple Jr, whose directing credit embrace Creed 2 and the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, is hooked up to helm.
The ebook’s plot facilities on a younger lady, raised by her dad and mom to be an professional thief, who should enter a harmful, cutthroat competitors that pits her in opposition to different younger, proficient thieves the place the winner takes all.
The difference is being produced by Temple Hill Leisure, Caple and Hodson Exports’ Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell. Lewis will govt produce. Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee for Lionsgate, with Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner and Annika Patton overseeing for Temple Hill.
“Thieves’ Gambit is an exciting, wish-fulfilling, globetrotting journey that may introduce the world to an iconic new heroine,” Lionsgate president of manufacturing Erin Westerman stated in a launch Thursday. “Kayvion Lewis is an amazing new expertise, and we’re assured that Steven and our buddies at Temple Hill and Hodson Exports will shepherd it into an electrifying film.”
Lewis, a 23-year-old librarian from Louisiana, noticed her Thieves’ Gambit acquired at public sale for seven figures in a North American deal by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random Home. Simon & Schuster Kids’s Books have acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, and sequence translation rights have bought in 14 territories thus far.
Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee for Lionsgate, with Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, and Annika Patton overseeing for Temple Hill, and Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell overseeing for Hodson Exports. Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.
Caple is in postproduction on the most recent installment of the Transformer franchise starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. He’s repped by CAA, Untitled Leisure and Hansen, Jacobson.
Lewis is represented by CAA and Greenhouse Literary Company.