A book written by Nelson Mandela’s former personal assistant, and one of his most trusted advisers, Zelda La Grange, is heading to the big screen via Maven Pictures, the production company that acquired film rights to “Good morning, Mr. Mandela,” the title of the book.
In it, La Grande gives an intimate look at the Mandela she got to know over the nearly two decades during which she worked with him.
“It makes you humble when your life’s journey is transformed into a film,” the author said. “It is a proud South African story.”
Producer Jacqui Lewis (“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”) is teaming up with Maven to produce the film adaptation.
No director or cast is attached at this time.
Maven Pictures was founded in 2011 by Celine Rattray (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Trudie Styler (wife of rock star Sting, who’s produced a deep basket of films like “Black Nativity”, and “Still Alice”).
“Good Morning, Mr Mandela” was originally published in 2014, and was a bestseller. You can pick up a copy here.
South African paper Netwerk was first to report the news of the rights to the book being acquired by Maven Pictures.