August 21, 2014
The Garden of Allah Hotel may rise again!
I am very excited to announce that my Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels:
- The Garden on Sunset
- The Trouble with Scarlett
- Citizen Hollywood
- Searchlights and Shadows
- Reds in the Beds
- Twisted Boulevard
have been optioned by a producer with a substantial list of film and television credits.
Not long after I conceived the central idea behind the Garden of Allah novels – to tell the story of the history of Hollywood through the eyes of the (fictional and real) people who lived, loved and played at one of its most legendary hotels, the Garden of Allah – I could see that it readily lent itself to being the basis for a TV series. I’ve been approached a couple of times before by people interested in developing the idea, but nothing much came of it.
This new producer, however, is very into old Hollywood, the movies, the stars, the studio system, and feels – as I do – that the time is right to launch the Garden of Allah’s story onto either the movie or television screen.
- Bend It Like Beckham
- Bride and Prejudice
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Eat, Pray, Love
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- Vampire Academy
- Life of Pi
- Zero Dark Thirty
- Million Dollar Arm
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
Bringing novels to the large or small screen is generally a long process which could take years to develop, but a first step has been taken. Who knows where it might lead?
You can read the exclusive announcement on The Hollywood Reporter website.