Call it the Joan-aissance.
After appearing in a viral ad for the French fashion house Céline, literary icon Joan Didion is back in the news for having one of her best-known essays optioned for a film adaptation. The rights to “Goodbye to All That” (1967), an autobiographical work about Didion’s move to NYC in her early twenties, have been acquired by producers Megan Carlson and Brian Sullivan as the inaugural project for the newly formed Carlson Sullivan Pictures. The producing duo are reportedly looking at women writers and directors for the adaptation.
Didion has also granted the big-screen rights for her 1977 novel “A Book of Common Prayer.” The author is the subject of the documentary-in-progress “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live,” to be directed by Susanne Rostock and Didion’s nephew Griffin Dunne.