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Lionsgate in Talks for ‘Q: A Love Story’ Movie Adaptation

Lionsgate is in negotiations for the movie rights to time-travel romance “Q: A Love Story” with Matt Tolmach, Francis Lawrence, Erwin Stoff and Pouya Shahbazian producing.

The project, adapted from Evan Mandery’s 2011 novel, had been in development at Sony but the rights lapsed.

The book, published by HarperCollins, revolves around an unsuccessful New York writer calling off his wedding to the titular Q after a warning delivered by his supposedly future self. He’s then visited by an array of his future selves with contradictory advice about school, running, opera, eating gluten, learning the guitar and studying the works of Marcel Proust — while discovering that he remains devoted to Q.

Tolmach’s credits include the two “Amazing Spider-Man” movies and the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Lawrence directed the final three “Hunger Games” movies.

Stoff, who produces under the 3 Arts Entertainment banner, produced “Edge of Tomorrow” and the upcoming “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” Shahbazian, who produces through New Leaf Literary and Media, is a producer on the “Divergent Series” movies.

The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.

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