Diary Of A Manhattan Call Girl: A Nanacy Chan Novel Tracy Quan (Crown, $22) Here’s a good fit: Darren Star (Sex and the City) optioned Quan’s novel about the ups and downs faced by a Manhattan call girl.

The Runaway Jury John Grisham (Island, $7.99) John Cusack (Serendipity) will star in an adaptation of Grisham’s 1996 legal thriller. Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive) is in negotiations to play the female lead.

Scorched Earth David L. Robbins (Bantam, $24.95) Warner Bros. optioned the rights to Robbins’ novel about an interracial couple mourning the death of their child in small-town Virginia. Will Smith will produce.