Will Packer’s manufacturing firm and Red Arrow Studios’ Kinetic Content have secured the movie and tv rights to “Seven Days in June,” a bestselling romance novel by Tia Williams. Will Packer Media and Kinetic will adapt the novel, a June choice by Reese Witherspoon’s ebook membership, for the small display screen.
The novel follows Eva Mercy, a profitable erotica writer and the daughter she’s elevating on her personal in Brooklyn. Unbeknownst to Eva, the love of her life is about to return— and she or he hasn’t seen him since their affair ended abruptly, fifteen years in the past.
“Every so often I get to engage in a project that I am absolutely sure will be a game-changer. This is that project. ‘Seven Days in June’ is provocative, timely and wildly entertaining,” Packer stated in an announcement. “The sexiness, the intensity, the unashamed Blackness makes this an ideal project for us at Team Packer. Tia is so incredibly talented and Kinetic Content are such perfect partners, this is the right project for the right team at the right time!”
“We were blown away by Tia’s masterful storytelling on ‘Seven Days in June’ and were passionate about winning the commission, which was sought after by so many in our industry,” Melissa Myers, president and accomplice of Kinetic Content, added. “We are excited about working with Tia and the team at Will Packer to bring this beautiful and emotional love story to the screen.”
The novel from Grand Central Publishing hit ebook shops this month and instantly notched a slot on the New York Times greatest vendor record for fiction. Williams beforehand wrote “Accidental Diva” and the “It Chicks” collection; “The Perfect Find,” is being tailored right into a Netflix function starring Gabrielle Union. She is repped by Cherise Fisher of Wendy Sherman Associates and Olivia Blaustein of CAA.
Alongside Williams, Chris Coelen, CEO of Kinetic Content, Myers, Packer and Carolyn Newman, head of WPM Scripted Television, will government produce the present. The mission is the primary to be introduced for the reason that launch of Kinetic Content’s scripted division final yr.
Packer, producer of “Girls Trip,” has numerous TV and movie tasks within the works and just lately produced “The Photograph,” starring Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield.