Will the Garden of Allah Hotel live to see another day?
It’s quite possible…if only on a movie studio backlot.
I am very excited to announce that my first three books:
have been optioned by a producer with a substantial list of film and television credits.
Not long after I conceived the central idea behind the Garden of Allah novels – to tell the story of the history of Hollywood through the eyes of the (fictional and real) people who lived, loved and played at one of its most legendary hotels, the Garden of Allah – I could see that it readily lent itself to being the basis for a TV series. I’ve been approached a couple of times before by people interested in developing the idea, but nothing much came of it.
This new producer, however, is very into old Hollywood, the movies, the stars, the studio system, and feels – as I do – that the time is right to launch the Garden of Allah’s story onto either the movie or television screen.
Tabrez Noorani‘s company is Tamasha Talkies and along with his producing partner Deepak Nayar has been on the producing teams of:
- Bride and Prejudice
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Eat, Pray, Love
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- Life of Pi
- Zero Dark Thirty
- Million Dollar Arm
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
- The Hundred Foot Journey
The exclusive announcement was made today on The Hollywood Reporter website.
Bringing novels to the large or small screen is generally a long process which could take years to develop, but a first step has been taken. Who knows where it might lead?
Meanwhile, may the fantasy casting games begin!