Rudin, Miramax Acquire The Unnamed


Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin have acquired screen rights to The Unnamed, an upcoming novel by Joshua Ferris about a man who comes down with a mysterious affliction that fractures his family.

The deal comes the same week that Ferris’ last novel, “Then We Came to the End,” was awarded the 2008 Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award; the novel is also a finalist for the National Book Award. Ferris is adapting “End” for HBO.

Rudin acquired “The Unnamed,” to be published by Little, Brown, based on a partial manuscript sold by CAA.