×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Amy Poehler’s Production Company Options Rights to ‘Vanderbeekers of 141st Street’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety.

Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st Street in Harlem; it’s practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have 11 days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home.

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers, the book was selected as an ABA Indies Introduce title and a New York Times Notable Children’s Book. It’s also being translated into seven languages. The paperback will be released on Sept 4.

Paper Kite has been busy as of late exec producing the upcoming NBC comedy “I Feel Bad,” the Adult Swim pilot “Three Busy Debras,” and the Netflix series “Russian Doll,” starring Natasha Lyonne. They also recently acquired the movie rights to the book “Moxie.”

Poehler is set to make her directorial debut on the Netflix comedy “Wine Country,” which she will star in and produce through Paper Kite. She is repped by 3 Arts, WME, and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

Yan Glaser is repped by Curtis Brown Ltd.

More Film

  • Roma

    Netflix's ‘Roma’ Adds Korea Theatrical Date

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

  • CJ Entertainment Picks up Starry 'Garden

    Korea's CJ Entertainment Picks up Starry 'Garden of Evening Mists'

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

  • A firefighter sprays water on a

    Film News Roundup: Disney Donates $500,000 for Recovery From California Wildfires

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

  • A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire

    California Bans Filming on State Parks, Beaches in Wildfire Zones

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

  • Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace' Gets

    Troubled Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace' Set for AFI Fest Screening

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

  • The Woolsey Fire burns a home

    'Widows,' 'Destroyer' Red Carpets Canceled Due to California Fires

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'A Star Is Born' DP Matthew Libatique on Lensing With Bradley Cooper

    Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has optioned the rights to the children’s book “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” sources tell Variety. Written by Karina Yan Glaser, the story follows the Vanderbeekers, who are a mixed-race family with five kids, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit. They have always lived in a brownstone on 141st […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content