As the adaptation Charlie St. Cloud debuted this weekend (starring Zac Efron), Ballantine Bantam Dell acquired a sequel to the bestselling novel by Ben Sherwood.
Editor-in-chief Jennifer Hershey bought the book, a follow-up to The Death and Life Of Charlie St. Cloud. William Morris Endeavor agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh negotiated the deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell EIC Jennifer Hershey.
The adaptation earned $12.1 million at the box office this weekend, coming in sixth place among the major releases. Sherwood had this statement: “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to dive back into Charlie St. Cloud’s world and to take the characters in new directions and I very privileged to work with Jennifer Hershey and the entire Ballantine Bantam Dell team.”