WB lassoes ‘Void Moon’

40-page book proposal fetches seven figures

Warner Bros. has bought rights to author Billy Connelly’s unfinished novel “Void Moon” for producer Billy Gerber.

The seven-figure deal was based on a 40-page book proposal about a female high-tech cat burglar who gets herself in trouble by inadvertently stealing from a crime kingpin.

Connelly will write the book and a feature adaptation simultaneously.

WB production president, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Courtney Valenti, senior VP, co-productions and acquisitions, spear-headed the acquisition for the studio.

Gerber was president of production at Warners when the studio bought Connelly’s most recent book, “Blood Work,” for Clint Eastwood’s Malpaso Prods.

“I met Michael when we bought ‘Bloodwork’ and I had been tracking ‘Void Moon’ for a while,” Gerber told Daily Variety.

A former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Connelly’s other novels include “The Poet,” “The Black Echo” and “The Black Ice.”

He was repped by Joel Gotler at Renaissance.

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