You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

MGM options ‘On the Island’

'Twilight' producers in talks to produce

MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures.

Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce.

The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who tutors a 16-year-old boy at his family’s Maldives summer home. En route to join his family, their seaplane crash-lands, stranding the two on an uninhabited island where they develop a strong relationship that’s tested years later when they’re rescued.

Garvis-Graves is repped by APA on behalf of Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency.

More Film

  • Busan: WellGo USA Buys Two-Part Korean

    WellGo USA Buys Two-Part Korean Fantasy ‘Gods’

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

  • Cast of 'La Quietud'

    Pablo Trapero, Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo, Wild Bunch Team for ‘La Quietud’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    China Box Office: 'Kingsman' Dominates With $39 Million Opening

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Tops International Box Office With China Debut

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

  • Bria Vinaite is 'The Florida Project's'

    Why Bria Vinaite, as a Loving Mother From Hell, Is the 'The Florida Project's' Not-So-Secret Weapon

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

  • James Toback sexual harassment

    Dozens of Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

  • Robert Hawkins, Variety Rome Correspondent, Dies

    Bob Hawkins, Longtime Variety Journalist in Italy, Dies at 93

    MGM has optioned Tracey Garvis-Graves’ bestselling castaway novel “On the Island,” nabbing the five-week inhabitant of the New York Times bestseller list for the low to mid six figures. Studio is in negotiations with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Productions to produce. The Des Moines, Ia.-based novelist’s second tome centers on a 32-year-old English teacher who […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content