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John Grisham sells movie rights for his latest book

”The Runaway Jury” is bought by Warner Bros. for over $8 million

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Warner Bros. has purchased rights to John Grisham’s latest novel, The Runaway Jury, for more than $8 million. ”It’s the most money paid for feature film rights for a novel,” says Grisham’s agent, David Gernert. At press time, Joel Schumacher was involved in negotiations to direct Jury. Since he was successfully entrusted with the movie versions of The Client and A Time to Kill, he’s what you might call a Schu-in.