Television rights to 2019 novel Bruny by Tasmanian writer Heather Rose have been optioned by Film Art Media (The Dressmaker, The Show Must Go On).
Sue Maslin and Charlotte Seymour will produce the story, which recently won the ABIA award for general fiction.
Set in a near-future, Bruny follows UN mediator Astrid Coleman as she returns to her home state of Tasmania in the midst of a crisis involving state, federal and international governments and the bombing of a controversial new bridge that links Bruny Island and the Tasmanian coast.
Rose said, “I’m delighted to see Bruny in the hands of such an experienced production team. I love their commitment to bringing this cautionary tale to Australian and international audiences, while also delivering a much-loved Tasmanian story to the screen.”
Source: Books + Publishing