Autism Memoir Headed For The Big Screen
A forthcoming memoir from the mother of an autistic savant is poised to become a feature film as well.
The book tells the story of Indiana mom Kristine Barnett and her 12-year-old son, Jacob, who was nonverbal as a toddler but now has a chart-topping IQ of 170 and studies graduate-level physics.
Barnett’s memoir is slated for release in 2013 from Random House.
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Already gaining buzz with rights to the book sold in 18 countries, the memoir is now in line to become a major motion picture too.
Warner Bros. recently obtained the movie rights to the story with a working title of “Scattered Skills,” reports Variety. To read more click here.