‘CODA’ Director Siân Heder Boards Paramount’s Adaptation Of New York Times Best-Seller ‘Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow’

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures highly-anticipated adaptation of the best-seller Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow is gaining some serious momentum as Oscar winner Siân Heder has been tapped to direct the adaptation which is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by Gabrielle Zevin. Mark Bomback wrote the script based off a draft penned by Zevin. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey and Isaac Klausner will produce. Zevin will executive Produce.

The novel is a modern love story about two friends who meet as children and reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital storytelling that eludes them in their real lives. The relationship explores the intimacy, passion, and heartbreak of creative collaboration, set against the visually groundbreaking worlds brought to life by the rising video game industry of the 1990s-2000s.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow has sold over 2.8 million copies worldwide (over 1.5M copies sold in North America. and over 1M copies sold in the UK), including 40 foreign language territories, and spent over 50 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

The studio has been on high on this property since preemptively acquiring the rights to the book in 2021 before its publishing date in 2022. Since then the studio has taken its time in developing it bringing on Bomback last year to adapt the project while meeting with potential candidates to direct the film. While they met with a number of directors, the meeting with Heder was just too hard to pass up and she ultimately landed the job.

The Academy Award and BAFTA winning writer and director made her debut feature, Tallulah, starring Elliot Page and Alison Janney, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was released as a Netflix original. She rose the ranks of rising stars behind the lense after writing and producing for three seasons of the Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black and has directed episodes of Glow, Orange Is The New Black, The Path and Little America.

The project that put her on the map of upcoming directors was her most recent film, CODA, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was the first film to win all four major awards and sold to Apple for a record breaking $25 million. The film received the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as Best Adapted Screenplay for Siân and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur. On the small screen, Siân most recently served as showrunner and executive producer of the critically acclaimed series Little America for Apple TV+.

Heder is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Mitch Smelkinson of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP. Zevin is represented by CAA, Sterling Lord Literistic’s Doug Stewart and Cohen Gardner LLP.

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