Book About 12-Year-Old Alligator Wrestler to Be Adapted by HBO and Scott Rudin

Oct 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A critically acclaimed novel about a 12-year-old alligator wrestler has been picked up by HBO, which will work with producer Scott Rudin to adapt the book, Karen Russell’s "Swamplandia,” into a half-hour comedy project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is searching for a writer, according to the piece. Rudin, who produced the feature film "The Social Network," has several projects at HBO, including the cable-news drama with Jeff Daniels from Aaron Sorkin, the story notes.

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