Mazur Kaplan, Langley Park to adapt Simonson romance novel

Romance novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” is heading for the bigscreen with Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan and Kevin McCormick buying feature rights.

Project’s being developed at Mazur Kaplan Co. and Warner Bros-based Langley Park Pictures, which McCormick launched last year. Jack Thorne (“Skins”) has been tapped to adapt.

“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” written by Helen Simonson and published last year, centers on an English widower who’s mourning the loss of his younger brother amid a growing friendship with the Pakistani widow of the local food shop owner in a countryside village.

McCormick produced the “Arthur” reboot and is heading into pre-production on “The Gangster Squad.”

UTA made the book deal for Barer Literary.

Thorne is repped by WME.

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