In anticipation of the second half of stranger things season four starts tomorrow, The Hollywood Reporter learned that Netflix and 21 Laps remained in the realm of the supernatural.
As part of the production company’s overall deal with the streamer, the two chose The moon represents my heart, Pim Wangtechawat’s forthcoming debut novel, will compete and expand the project into a limited series. Grandview sold the option rights on behalf of Mushens Entertainment’s Liza DeBlock.
Gemma Chan is the executive producer alongside Shawn Levy and Josh Barry of 21 Rounds. After the parents go missing, their son and daughter search for them through time as they come of age as adults.
21 Towers senior vice president Emily Morris, who brought the book to Netflix, will oversee the project for producers alongside director Moera Ainai.
The moon represents my heart (incidentally, also the title of a Mandarin pop classic made famous by Teresa Teng in 1977) will be published next spring by OneWorld Publications in the UK, with the Italian rights sold to Keller Editore.
In addition to her upcoming screen work (which includes Olivia Wilde’s thriller don’t worry darlingApple’s climate change anthology series Extrapolations and the New Regency sci-fi feature True love), Chan’s slate as executive producer includes an upcoming biopic about Anna May Wong produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi and Working Title and written by Tony David-winning playwright Henry Hwang.
The Eternals star is represented by M88, the UK independent and WME.
June 30, 12:48 p.m. Fixed Emily Morris’ company affiliation.