Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to bring the story of Daniel Tammet — a high-functioning and brilliant autistic savant able to coherently describe what goes on in his head — to the big screen, reports Variety.
The studio has scooped up the film rights to his autobiography “Born on a Blue Day,” setting it up with Denise Di Novi’s Di Novi Pictures to produce.
The 28-year-old Tammet, a Brit, speaks at least seven languages. He is most recognized for becoming the first person to recite 20,000 digits of the letter pi by memory during an appearance at Oxford U.
In his autobiography, Tammet describes how he sees colors and numbers, providing a rare glimpse into what it’s like to be autistic. The book was published in the U.S. earlier this year by Free Press.