Focus Features Options ‘This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!’

Focus Features has optioned Jonathan Evison’s novel “This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!,” Variety has confirmed.

Evison made the announcement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, saying, “Focus Features has optioned Harriet Chance and has big plans for it . . . humbled and grateful yet again.”

“Chance” follows the titular Harriet, age 78, who decides to go on an Alaskan cruise that her husband had planned before his death.

One of Evison’s other novels, “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” is also getting the big-screen treatment. An adaptation is in the works with Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez attached to star. Rob Burnett will direct from his own screenplay, which follows two men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who become friends.

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