The producers are out to screenwriters to adapt.
“Friendswood,” published by Riverhead Books, is set in a small Texas town and follows the interconnected lives of its inhabitants. When the town’s legacy of tragedy — a toxic leak that sickened and killed dozens a decade earlier — begins to rear its head again, the community unravels.
Madonna obtained screen rights to Steinke’s “Holy Skirts,” set in the world of the early 20th Century avant-garde movement. Steinke’s debut novel “The Fires” was an exploration of the mind a pyromaniac.
Fowler is also developing the story of Roo! — the mixed breed stray dog who won a prize at this year’s Westminster Dog Show — as a feature film.
PJ Mark of Janklow & Nesbit Associates reps Steinke and negotiated the deal on her behalf.