According to Deadline, we’re hearing that Fox 2000 has optioned the film rights to Lori Nelson Spielman‘s debut novel, The Life List. Not unusual in the world of Hollywood, the novel isn’t even set to hit shelves until next year, courtesy of Ballantine Books.

However, we do know that the novel tells the story of a young woman who embarks on “a year-long journey of self-discovery after her mother passes away and leaves her an inheritance with one big stipulation — in order to receive it she must complete the items on the “life list” of goals she made for herself when she was 14.” Although apprehensive at the beginning, she takes on this challenge in a “bewildering and comedic journey through her adolescent dreams” which leaves her “surprised to find the life, and the self, she’d lost along the way.”

Hutch Parker will produce the project under his Hutch Parker Entertainment banner. He’s also set up another book-to-big screen deal with 20th Century Fox for Stephen Kiernan‘s debut novel, The Curiosity. As for The Life List, its already been sold to the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Brazil, and China.

Any first thoughts on the novel synopsis for The Life List? Does it deserve the Hollywood treatment?

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