We received word a few days ago that the film rights for Nancy Horan’s 2007 historical novel, Loving Frank , have been sold to Lionsgate! Congratulations Nancy! See the report from Variety, below. Many of us read the book and are excited to see what they’ll make of it.
Lionsgate has acquired screen rights to “Loving Frank,” a historical novel about architect Frank Lloyd Wright by Nancy Horan.
John Burnham Schwartz (“Reservation Road”) has been set to write the script.
Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce with Stuart Parr and Allison Sarofilm.
“Frank” tells the pre-WWI story of the affair between Wright and Chicago society matron Mamah Borthwick Cheney.
” ‘Loving Frank’ unfolds in a unique historical milieu, yet it speaks to a fundamental aspect of human nature, that you can’t help who you fall in love with,” said Lionsgate production president Alli Shearmur.