Two Rivers Media, has acquired the film and television rights to The Goldenacre, a literary thriller by Philip Miller, ahead of its publication in June 2022.
Located in Edinburgh, The Goldenacre “mixes intrigue, tragedy and humor in a gripping story about the provenance of art”
The Goldenacre – a masterpiece by painter and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was offered to the people of Scotland. The beautiful canvas, the latest work of artistic genius, fascinates the art world, but behind it hides a dark and violent mystery. Thomas Tallis, an art expert with a troubled past, tries to uncover the truth behind the painting’s complex history, while tenacious journalist Shona Sandison investigates a series of shocking murders in Edinburgh. The two investigators are soon engulfed in the machinations of money, crime and identity in a work that reveals unseen forces at work in modern Scotland.
Marcus Wilson, Director of Theater at Two Rivers Media, says: “Set in the dark underworld of Edinburgh’s arts scene, Philip’s novel has a gripping, fast-paced plot with crackles of wit and humour, all along. It’s an obvious proposition for a transfer to television. The book is a love letter to Edinburgh and lifts the veil on parts of the city rarely seen – we can’t wait to help bring Philip’s work to life on screen.
The Goldenacre is Philip Miller’s third novel. His previous book, All galaxieswas published in 2017 by Allen and Unwin and his first novel, The blue horse, was released in 2015 under the publishing house Freight. Miller, also a widely published poet, was a journalist for over 20 years, including as arts correspondent for The Herald, The Sunday Times in Scotland and The Scotsman, and was twice named Scottish Arts Writer of the Year. Press Awards. .
Philip Miller adds: “From my first encounter with the Two Rivers team, I felt assured that the novel was in good hands: their vision for taking the novel from page to screen is exciting, and they really understood the characters, language, tone and setting of The Goldenacre. It’s a daunting but thrilling prospect to imagine the adventures of Shona Sandison and Thomas Tallis brought to the screen, and a whole new audience through this very talented and experienced team.
This is Two Rivers’ second book option after acquiring the film and television rights from Tanya Byrne. After Love.
The rights of The Goldenacre were purchased by Two Rivers Media from Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.
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