Camille Perri’s debut novel “The Assistants” is headed to the big screen. Cold Iron Pictures, the company which produced the Daniel Radcliffe-starring comedy “Swiss Army Man,” acquired the film rights to the best-selling book.
“The Assistants” follows the story of a thirty-year-old executive assistant to a billionaire who, due to a technical error on her boss’ expense report, has the opportunity to pay off her entire student loans. While she hesitates to take some of the money, other assistants approach her to let her know that they want in.
Perri wrote the novel while she was working as the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Esquire. She will also be in charge of penning the screenplay.
“I am very excited by Camille Perri’s unique voice and I’m thrilled to be able to bring her hilarious take on serious issues that are important to me like income inequality and student loan debt to the big screen,” Cold Iron CEO Miranda Bailey said in a statement.
Cold Iron previously produced Bel Powley’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “Don’t Think Twice,” which is set to open July 22, the political drama “Oppenheimer Strategies” and Lake Bell’s “What’s The Point,” which is in postproduction.
ICM Partners negotiated on behalf of Bailey and Paradigm negotiated on behalf of Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.