Film unit nabs rights to Danny Wallace's novel

Working Title Films has optioned feature film rights to Danny Wallace’s debut novel “Charlotte Street.”

The book, which takes its name from an area in Central London, is a romantic comedy about a disillusioned teacher who has hit a crisis of confidence professionally and romantically. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the project for Working Title, whose Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will oversee development.

“We’ve always been huge fans of Danny’s books and his stories feel very close to Working Title’s romantic roots,” said Bevan.

Ebury Press, a division of the Random House Group, will publish “Charlotte Street” in the U.K. in summer 2012 and will also publish Wallace’s next book, “More Awkward Situations for Men,” at the end of June in the U.K.

Wallace’s 2005 non-fiction book, “Yes Man,” was adapted as a bigscreen laffer starring Jim Carrey.

Wallace is repped by literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents, film agent Jago Irwin at The Agency and Lisa Thomas at Lisa Thomas Management. The literary rights for “Charlotte Street” are being repped stateside by the Gersh Agency.

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