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    Thu, 22 May 2008 13:29:27

    John Grisham Resurfaces - Flurry of film activity generated around author's works lately

    In the '90s, lawyer-turned-author John Grisham enjoyed a few years of Hollywood success, with several of his legal thrillers translated to the big screen, among them The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill. Grisham faded from Tinseltown's view in the subsequent decade, but a flurry of activity has been surrounding his non-legal works as of late.

    Grisham's Playing For Pizza is in the process of being adapted into a movie. Based on the best-selling novel, the film will center around an NFL quarterback past his prime who gets a new lease on life when he starts playing for a semi-pro team in Italy. Phoenix Pictures has nabbed the rights to the film and is currently looking for a screenwriter.

    Grisham's non-fiction book An Innocent Man, about an Oklahoma man who spent 10 years on death row convicted of a murder he didn't commit, is being developed by Smokehouse, George Clooney's company.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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