Sheldon Turner adapting Anatomy of a Miracle for Paramount
Deadline is reporting that writer and producer Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, X-Men: First Class, Up in the Air) will be adapting Anatomy of a Miracle for Paramount Pictures, who has acquired the rights to the novel.
Written by Jonathan Miles, Anatomy of a Miracle is described on Amazon as follows:
“Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister, Tanya, in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. One stiflingly hot August afternoon, as Cameron sits waiting for Tanya during their daily run to the Biz-E-Bee convenience store, he suddenly and inexplicably rises up and out of his wheelchair.
In the aftermath of this ‘miracle,’ Cameron finds himself a celebrity at the center of a contentious debate about what’s taken place. And when scientists, journalists, and a Vatican investigator start digging, Cameron’s deepest secrets—the key to his injury, to his identity, and, in some eyes, to the nature of his recovery—become increasingly endangered. Was Cameron’s recovery a genuine miracle, or a medical breakthrough? And, finding himself transformed into a symbol, how can he hope to retain his humanity?”
The feature adaptation will reunite Turner with Paramount who collaborated on the George Clooney romance drama Up in the Air in 2009. Jennifer Klein (Siesta Key) is set to produce.