Jojo Moyes's new novel, The Giver Of Stars, has been optioned for film by Universal Pictures with Ol Parker (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) attached to adapt and direct.
Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks) and Debra Hayward (Cats) will produce for Monumental Pictures, with Jojo set to executive produce. Alison Owen previously worked with Jojo on the film Me Before You, based on Jojo's bestselling novel of the same name. It starred Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, grossing more than $200 million worldwide.
The Giver Of Stars will be published in October this year, telling the story of a group of women in depression-era Kentucky who defy expectations to deliver books to residents in a remote mountain community.