NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Judith Curr, Executive Vice President
and Publisher of Atria Books, today announced the acquisition of LONG WAY
'ROUND by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. Acquired by Atria Books VP and
Editorial Director Tracy Behar, the authors were represented by Scott Waxman
on behalf of Robert Kirby at Peters, Fraser & Dunlop of London for publication
in the late fall of this year.
The travel-memoir, to be written by the two actors and best friends, will
be a first person account detailing the events of their upcoming 2004
transcontinental motorcycle ride. Currently training in the UK for this
event, McGregor and Boorman will begin their journey hitting the road in late
April. Starting in London, the duo plan to arrive at their final destination
of New York City, by the end of July. The manuscript will be submitted in
chapters and pictures, from the road beginning in May. Little, Brown UK will
publish in tandem with a television series, details to come. A version of the
series will air in conjunction with the Atria Books publication in the US, set
McGregor, known best for his movie roles in "Moulin Rouge" and the "Star
Wars" series, stars in the current feature "Big Fish," for which he has just
been nominated for a Golden Globe Award as best actor by the Hollywood Foreign
Press Association. Boorman, the son of famed director John Boorman, is also a
movie veteran with a multitude of screen credits including "Deliverance,"
"Excalibur," "The Serpent's Kiss," "The Bunker," and many more.
LONG WAY 'ROUND will show the famous actors in a way the world has never
seen them before, following their adventures and left to their own devices, in
a quest for fulfillment of a personal dream for both men. Their journey is
destined to be one of the greatest travel accounts on record as they embark on
a journey in which they will traverse over 20,000 miles in circumnavigation
over the longest continuous landmass on earth.
SOURCE Atria Books