In addition to publishing ebooks and producing rich video content around Open Road authors for syndication across its proprietary marketing platform, the company is actively developing out the dramatic and nonfiction rights of its authors and books with partners from the worlds of feature films, television, and digital content across all screens.
Feature films in development
Lie Down in Darkness
Adapted from Open Road author William Styron’s stunning debut novel and adapted by Richard Yates (Revolutionary Road) and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) for Mr. Cooper to direct. Widely considered one of the great unproduced films of the past forty years, Lie Down In Darkness charts the disintegration of the Loftis family in 1950s Virginia.
Internet tv series in development
Based on the life story of Open Road author and legendary NBC News reporter Jay Barbree (Moon Shot, Live from Cape Canaveral), and adapted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award winners Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men). Cocoa Beach tells the story of the men and women of Cape Canaveral, Florida, America’s Mount Olympus, at the beginning of the space age from the perspective of one young reporter who lived among them as their friend and who tells the story of these great individuals, not as gods but as men.
*Excerpt from Jay Barbree’s NBC Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner, 2009 Courtesy of Jay Barbree.
Based on the novel by Johnny Diaz, an original series based on the loves, lives, and friendships of four gay men in South Beach.
Look here for upcoming productions based upon Open Road Author Brand, Publishing Partner, and E-riginal authors and their stories.