Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Cleanup: The Movie

2011 was the first year since the 90’s that I didn’t work on a new novel. But I did try my hand at screenwriting for the first time. It was fun, refreshing, frustrating, and fulfilling, and after many ups, downs, ins, outs, and anecdotes straight out of the Hollywood anecdote book, we’re left with what I think is a darned solid feature film adaptation of my book The Cleanup (if I do say so). The project has a terrific director/writer in Alex Turner, a talented co-producer, interest from various quarters, and a number of chewy parts for an exciting network of possible actors. All we need now is a go flag. Wish us luck. . . .