“The Hundred-Foot Journey” thesp Manish Dayal has optioned Anjan Sundaram’s first book “Stringer: A Reporter’s Year in the Congo” and is attached to star.
He optioned it along with Laura Hersh and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment, who will join him as producers.
The book follows Sundaram, a Yale graduate who turned down a job at Goldman Sachs to work as a freelance stringer in the Congo for 18 months.
Dayal will begin looking for a writer to adapt the project.
He is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.