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TRUDY STYLER ACQUIRES FILM RIGHTS TO CHILDREN’S BOOK TRILOGY

Reuters reports that Sting’s wife Trudie Styler has acquired film rights to Joshua Doder’s “Grk” children’s book trilogy for her production company. The deal covers the British author’s “A Dog Called Grk,” “Grk and the Pelotti Gang” and “Grk and the Hot Dog Trail.”
In the books, which have been compared to the Belgian Tin-Tin comics series, a dog teams with 12-year-old Tim Malt to fight an evil dictator in eastern Europe, chase dangerous criminals in South America and pursue other adventures in exotic locations around the world.
Styler discovered the books through her 12-year-old son.
“Our hero is not Harry Potter,” she said. “He’s not James Bond. There are no hyper-real things or great gadgets and gin. He’s a citizen who does the right thing and becomes a young activist. The stories are wildly entertaining and set in exotic places. It’s done with the broad stroke of high adventure.”
Source: Reuters

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