Mirage, Weinsteins snap up ‘Silver’

The Weinstein Co. has acquired screen rights to “The Silver Linings Playbook,” a not-yet-published comic novel from Matthew M. Quick. Mirage Prods. partners Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella will produce with Michelle Raimo. Novel concerns a man who, after a mental collapse, is released from a health facility determined to find the silver linings in his life. In total denial that his wife has remarried and moved on, he moves home with his parents and befriends a depressed woman who offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife.

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