Nina de Gramont

Author of The Christie Affair

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Star News: Wilmington writer’s work bound for HBO Max; StarNews book club announces latest guest

Wilmington author Nina de Gramont‘s 2015 novel “The Distance from Me to You” is slated to be adapted as a feature for HBO Max.

Deadline, the Hollywood news website, reports that New Line won the rights for the young adult novel, which de Gramont wrote under the pen name “Marina Gessner.” (Her husband, author David Gessner, is the outgoing chair of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where de Gramont is an associate professor of fiction.)

Deadline reported the novel rights “sold for the mid-six figures.”

Actress Sabrina Carpenter, of “GirlĀ Meets World” and the Disney Channel version of “Adventures in Babysitting,” has been attached to the project, according to multiple sources. Veteran screenwriter-producer Tiffany Paulsen (2007 movie version of “Nancy Drew”) will adapt the material.