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Weinstein Co.’s ‘How Starbucks Saved My Life’ Brewing With Robert Nelson Jacobs

Project has been in development since 2006

The Weinstein Co. has tapped Robert Nelson Jacobs to adapt “How Starbucks Saved My Life,” based on Michael Gates Gill’s memoir.

Starbucks” was published in 2007 by Gotham Books. It centers on a successful executive who loses his job but finds new life while working at his local Starbucks.

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.”

SEE ALSO: U Brewing ‘Starbucks’

“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.

Jacobs is repped by Gersh, Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein at The Gotham Group and attorney Carlos Goodman.

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