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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sarah Polley Adapting THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE

Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley has optioned feature-film rights to Zoe Whittall’s bestselling novel, The Best Kind of People.  Polley will write the screenplay and direct the adaptation.

"I want to make The Best Kind of People into a film because I believe that, among other things, it is an urgent story about our assumptions about perpetrators and survivors in sexual assault cases," Polley told The Hollywood Reporter.  "In these frightening times, I believe it is more important than ever to tell this tale of rape culture, and how a family and a community grapples with who should be believed, and how far empathy can stretch itself" (

The Best Kind of People was nominated for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.  See my review at