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The Little Stranger Optioned for Film by Potboiler

We’re delighted to announce that film rights in The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters have been optioned by Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions, in a significant deal negotiated by Toby Moorcroft of Sayle Screen, on behalf of Judith Murray of Greene & Heaton.

Potboiler's most recent success was a film adaptation of John Le Carre's The Constant Gardener, for which Rachel Weisz won the Oscar for Best Actress. Future projects include John Le Carre's The Mission Song and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun.

Gail Egan set up Potboiler Productions in 2000 and executive produced Mike Leigh's Vera Drake and Happy-Go-Lucky. She was joined recently by producer Andrea Calderwood of Slate Films (The Last King of Scotland).

2 Responses to “The Little Stranger Optioned for Film by Potboiler”

Russell Workman says:
November 30, 2012 at 12:54 am

Just enquiring if a film on 'The Little Stranger' is going ahead or in production. I have all Sarah's Books and all the film adaptations so far made.
'The Little Stranger' film version would be a treat to watch and to add to my Sarah Water's collection.


Jane Cooper says:
January 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Dear Sir / Madam. I read ‘The Little Stranger’ several years ago and am waiting anxiously for it to be adapted for TV as have all other Sarah Waters’ novels to date, usually at Christmas, with great success. Can you please tell me what progress is being made with the film? It would be a tragedy to overlook the story.


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