‘Devil’s Knot’ Producer Takes On ‘Around the World in 80 Girls’ (EXCLUSIVE)

'Devil's Knot' Producer Elizabeth Fowler Takes

Skywalker tome planned as comedy

With “Devil’s Knot” headed for its world premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, producer Elizabeth Fowler is teaming with Susan Duff on a film based on “Around the World in 80 Girls: The Epic 3-Year Journey of a Backpacking Casanova.”

Fowler and Duff — mother of Hilary and Hailey Duff — are developing the property as a comedy and meeting with writers and directors, but have not yet cast any actors. The duo has also optioned author Neil Skywalker’s life rights.

Skywalker, a native of the Netherlands, began writing the book while on a trip around the world with the goal of improving his social skills.

“Devil’s Knot” has been set for its world premiere as a special presentation next month at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. Directed by Atom Egoyan, the film tracks the aftermath of the 1993 West Memphis murders and focuses on the mother (portrayed by Reese Witherspoon) of one of the murdered boys.

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  1. pamhicks says:


  2. Julio says:

    might become the male version of eat, pray, love… GREAT!

  3. Bob Richards says:

    lol would watch

  4. john says:

    a movie on women traveling and beautiful landscapes cant go wrong !!

  5. Dave Baker says:

    Great concept for a movie. When is it coming out?

  6. Bo says:


  7. Debby says:

    This guy must have an amazing story. Wouldn’t mind meeting him, hihi.

  8. Jake says:

    I’ve read the book and this is gonna be a great movie. I’m excited for this.

  9. Jacob says:

    Sounds very, very interesting….

  10. Nelis says:

    It sounds like a really cool movie, with a lot of beautiful places around the world (and girls offcourse).

  11. Ron Zerr says:

    I always thought this book would make a great movie. Very excited!

  12. Nick says:

    Can’t wait to see this!

  13. Fede says:

    That’s awesome!!! Can’t wait to see the movie.

  14. Zilvinas says:

    judging from the description could be one of the top movies of the year !

  15. Thordis says:

    Sounds like a great movie! Can’t wait to see it! :)

  16. Paul Oprean says:

    Wow…can’t wait to see the movie!!!

  17. Jesse says:

    Great book, author is pretty cool as well. Can’t wait to see this.

  18. Jake says:

    I’m excited to see this already!

  19. Asya Allamki says:

    Epic. You did it man.
    Proud of you Skywalker ;)

  20. Jeff says:

    Bought the book a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, can’t wait!

  21. Amazing news. Great book, great guy = Great movie.

  22. gargoor says:

    Cant wait to see the movie . Will be a bomb

  23. P-Day says:

    This man’s journey is the ultimate definition of YOLO (You Only Live Once ;) Nothing like travelling the world and pursuing the risks of smashing varieties of international chicks along the way. Twenty or Two hundred years from now, it’s every adventurous happy-go-lucky bloke would have wished they have done as they look back in their lives. I look forward seeing this movie soon!

  24. Veronica says:

    Looks like an awesome movie!

  25. Eva says:

    A backpacking Casanova? That’s awesome!

  26. Cody says:

    Read this book a few months ago. Very entertaining. Really makes you want to get out and explore the world, as opposed to exploring your cubicle at some day job. Lets hope this movie gets made.

  27. Lindy West says:

    I’m dreaming about meeting Neil already! Can I be the 81st, Neil? Please?!?!

  28. Jason says:

    Hope the movie is as good as the book.

  29. John says:

    OMG, can’t wait to see this!

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