‘The Night Circus’ To Be Adapted By ‘Jane Eyre’ Screenwriter Moira Buffini

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You might already know this, but in case you don’t, The Night Circus was my favorite read of 2011 (see my review here), the movie rights were of course snatched up before the book was even released by Summit Entertainment (which is now part of Lionsgate), and now we have a screenwriter attached.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Moira Buffini will be the one adapting The Night Circus for the big screen. Her most recent work is the screenplay for the latest Jane Eyre adaptation starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, which was pretty great (seriously, I loved it almost as much as Keira Knightley’s Pride & Prejudice). So far this bodes well for The Night Circus.

In addition, the film will be produced by Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Jeff Clifford. Hopefully, the film adaptation will be as magical as the book was. I cannot wait to hear about some casting news for it.

For those who are familiar with The Night Circus, are you excited to see it come to life on the big screen?

And in case you aren’t familiar with the book, here is the synopsis, I highly recommend you pick it up.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

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