EXCLUSIVE: In competitive bidding, Colin Quinn has signed with Grand Central Publishing’s Ben Greenberg for Yesterday’s News. Quinn’s first book went for mid-six figures and is a humorous look at humanity and pop culture, in which the former Weekend Update anchor will imagine what daily newspapers from each era of civilization would be filled with, from headlines and op-eds to obits and classifieds. For Quinn, this follows his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short, which Jerry Seinfeld directed for its Broadway run and an Emmy-nominated HBO special. Quinn will bring that performance to Canada this weekend, where he’ll headline the Montreal Comedy Festival. Quinn, whose deal was made by Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Brian Stern and attorney Jonathan Ehrlich, recently wrapped I Hate You Dad, opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has optioned the rights to the Lauren Oliver teen novel Before I Fall, with Maria Maggenti set to adapt it. The book brings a Groundhog Day approach to high school. A female student finds herself living what may be her last day on earth over and over, until she gets things right. Jon Shestack will produce and Ginny Pennekamp will co-produce. Maggenti most recently did a rewrite on Monte Carlo, the Fox 2000 co-production with Regency and Walden Media that has Tom Bezucha directing and Selena Gomez starring. APA-repped Maggenti was a staff writer on 90210 and wrote and directed Puccini for Beginners. Book deal was brokered by Kohner Agency and Foundry and Carla Hacken’s steering the project for Fox 2000.