The book, which was published in May and just made the 2021 Booker Prize longlist, covers early 20th century aviation, Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II and a disgraced Hollywood starlet. The Guardian noted that it “has more than a touch of Fleabag about it.”
Feig’s company, which is backed by the likes of Warner Bros, Nordic Entertainment Group, Scholastic and Endeavor Content, won the rights to the book in a competitive bidding war.
Shipstead, who has also written Seating Arrangements and Astonish Me, will exec produce the project, with Picturestart now looking to find a writer to adapt it as a series.
Great Circle centers on two timelines.
Marian is an Amelia Earhart-like female pilot whose audacious dream is