‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Scribe Lucy Alibar Sells First Novel (EXCLUSIVE)

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Writer is adapting 'The Secret Garden' for Guillermo del Toro

Lucy Alibar, who adapted her original play “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and received a 2013 Oscar nomination for co-writing the screenplay, just sold her first novel, Variety has learned.

The book, which went to auction with multiple bidders, landed with Scribner publisher Nan Graham for a mid-six figure sum with some interest in the film rights as well.

“The Prophet of Grady County,” tentatively scheduled for fall 2014 publication, follows a South Georgia sister and brother through the haunted landscape of the Bible Belt.

Alibar is currently adapting “The Secret Garden” for Mark Johnson and Guillermo del Toro, and she recently completed another screenplay for Escape Artists based on her play “Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower.”

She is repped by the Gersh Agency and her manager Dan Halsted.

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  1. Héctor Estados Unidos says:

    Guanoillero del Toro directed a nice latrine-style Japanese Godzilla movie. Called Poocific Rim. He’s lucky he didn’t ruin The Chobit movies… I’m glad

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