Netflix nabs the rights to The Boys’ Club
James R | On 02, Mar 2019
Netflix will adapt the upcoming book The Boys’ Club for the screen.
Written by Erica Katz, the novel, which will be published next year, follows first-year female associate Alex Vogel as she navigates her way through a top Manhattan law firm. She quickly becomes seduced by the allure of NYC high-life that is offered by big pay-checks and elite status, while having to confront the realities of male privilege that is still very much alive in 2019.
Trapeze, an imprint of Orion/Hachette, will publish the book in the UK. Before then, it has already sparked a flurry of bidding for its screen rights, with Netflix coming out on top to nab the project. The film will be produced by Sugar23, which has a first look deal with the streaming giant.
Founded in 2017 by Michael Sugar, Sugar23’s slate includes a film adaptation of Hummingbird Salamander, the latest sci-fi novel from bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer, Infidel with TriStar Pictures, based on the horror comic of the same name, Tell Me Everything, based on the upcoming thriller novel by Cambria Brockman, The Laundromat, starring Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman, Final Girls with Universal Pictures, based on the bestselling novel by Riley Sager. Its first look deal with Netflix has already seen the two companies team up for the film adaptation of Atlantic Magazine’s “Dr. Rapp” the story of 63-year-old doctor-turned-freestyle rapper, and the film adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story Faun.
Sugar and Ashley Zalta will produce The Boys’ Club for Sugar23.