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Craven Films tunes up ‘Trans-Sister Radio’

Bohjalian sex-change novel rights cost six figures

Wes Craven Films has purchased the film rights to Chris A. Bohjalian’s novel “Trans-Sister Radio” for mid-six figures.

Shingle, which has a first-look deal at Miramax, bought the book out of its discretionary fund. Novel was published in May via Harmony Books.

Project will be produced by Craven and his producing partner Marianne Maddalena. Craven’s veep of development, Alix Taylor, brought the book into the company and will oversee its development.

Story centers around a 38-year-old divorced mother living in Vermont who falls in love with the instructor at her film class. Several months into the relationship, the teacher informs the woman that he intends to have a sex-change operation.

Wes Craven Films is exec producing the Dimension pic “Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000.” Company is also developing “Fountain Society,” which Amy Holden Jones is penning, as a possible directing project for Craven. Also in development is “Drowning Ruth,” which Mark Kruger is adapting from the novel by Christina Schwarz.

Bohjalian’s deal was negotiated by Sylvie Rabineau of the Rabineau/Wachter Agency.

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