Polymorphic Pictures’ Polly Johnsen and Christy Ezzell are producing. Dylan Sellers and Julie Oh are overseeing for TWC.
Jacobs received an Oscar nomination in 2000 for the screenplay for TWC’s “Chocolat.”
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“We were lucky enough to encounter Robert’s tremendous writing talents when we worked with him on ‘Chocolat’ years ago,” said TWC topper Harvey Weinstein. “It’s a pleasure to have his help in bringing this fantastic book to the big screen.”
Universal picked up rights to the tome in 2006 and set it up at Playtone Pictures.