Shingle nabs rights to book on fateful brush with famed illusionist
the illusionist died in 1926 of a ruptured appendix following a performance in Detroit. Selznick also wrote “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” which was adapted into Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo.” Fox-based Chernin produced “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” as well as TV series “Terra Nova” and “Breakout Kings.” Chernin is also a producer on Paul Feig’s female buddy cop project starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
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