‘Rush Hour’ Producer Developing Spy Tale ‘Fugitive Colors’

Fugitive Colors

Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian is developing “Fugitive Colors,” optioning Lisa Barr’s debut novel about the 1930s art world in Paris.

The novel, published in October by Arcade Publishing, centers on an American Jewish artist who flees Chicago for the artistic freedom of Paris and becomes a spy amid the Nazis’ plans to rid Europe of “degenerate art.”

In addition to the “Rush Hour” trilogy, Sarkissian’s producing credits include “While You Were Sleeping.” Barr is a journalist who has worked as an editor at the Jerusalem Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

The deal was made by Dana Spector of Paradigm on behalf of Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Agency.

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  1. Marty Weiss says:

    The novel is terrific, fascinating story. Will make a great movie!

  2. susanbarr says:

    This is wonderful!!! I guess Richie and I can tell our friends now. We are so proud of you.

  3. Tell Draper says:

    This book screams to be made into a film! So glad Arthur Sarkissian believes so too. I hope he encourages Lisa Barr to write a trilogy.

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