LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oprah Book Club-Selected Fiction Favorite Alyson Foster's GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT Is Now Prolific Music And Lifestyle Video Director's Current Feature THE BABYMOON Debuting 2/14.
Double Entente Films and writer/director Bailey Kobe, creators of music and lifestyle videos for clients including Big Sean and Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, and Dior have been selected to adapt the top-selling Alyson Foster novel, GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT for the screen. An Oprah Book Club selection, the story is of a family in crisis set amidst the space race, told in the unique format of the protagonists' emails. The deal was made by Massie & McQuilkin Literary agent Rayhané Sanders. With the screenplay expected by summer 2017, the film will begin casting and is forecast to begin production in early 2018.
Kobe's recent feature, THE BABYMOON will debut in digital format on iTunes (currently a pre-order best-seller) and VOD, on February 14 and Blu-ray and DVD March 28. The comedy, adventure film is the story of a young couple who set off on a pre-baby vacation (a 'babymoon'), only to find out the tropical getaway is in a country quickly heading for revolution! The film's first screening at LA's Dances With Films Film Festival caused a minor bidding war among specialty distributors, before ultimately being sold to Gravitas Ventures. It features a fantastic ensemble cast including Julie McNiven (Mad Men, Supernatural) Shaun Sipos (Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place), Jessica Camacho (Dexter, DC Comics/CW's The Flash), Michael Steger (90210, True Blood), Phillip Garcia (Scandal/ Criminal Minds), Mark DeCarlo (Studs), Kelly Perine (Drew Carrey Show, The Parent'Hood), and Micheal DeLorenzo (Fame, New York Undercover).
Bailey Kobe began producing European luxury brand commercials after graduating from the Peter Stark Cinema Program at USC School of cinema. He has completed stewardships with industry leaders including director Anthony Russo (Captain America: Winter Soldier, and upcoming Avengers: Infinity War), and under industry greats including legendary executive Gareth Wigan (Star Wars, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and super-agent Robert Newman (WME).
Kobe's talents for adaptation are known in the industry where he has developed studio projects for a sweeping Madam Tussaud biopic, a Nobel Prize winning Muhammad Yunus biopic, a hit play from France, a handful of spec rewrites, and an F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation.
Praise for GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT
"A provocative debut [that speculates] on what the future may bring."
~O, The Oprah Magazine ("10 Books You Must Pick Up This August")
"Opens in a shocking manner and unfolds into a painful yet comic tale about the mysteries of the cosmos—and our daily lives."
~Marie Claire UK ("A 'Must Read' Pick")
"An incredibly powerful modern love story."
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