Freddie Highmore Joins Beautiful Miscellaneous

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Southpaw Entertainment and 821 Entertainment Group have optioned Dominic Smith’s novel “The Beautiful Miscellaneous” to develop into a feature film starring Freddie Highmore, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The coming-of-age tale from Simon & Schuster follows 17-year-old Nathan Nelson (Highmore), who awakens from a coma with an exceptional memory and synesthesia, in which words, shapes or numbers become colors, smells or flavors. His father, a demanding physics professor, sends him to a research institute for savants to find a use for his new gifts.

Southpaw’s Richard Barton Lewis and 821’s Ben Horton and Eric Geadelmann are executive producing.

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