FilmNation Entertainment has picked up the movie rights to Danica Novgorodoff’s The Undertaking of Lily Chen.
The studio plans to adapt the story into a Chinese-language film. Brendan Deneen, executive editor of the Macmillan Entertainment Group, and Mark Siegel, editorial director of the First Second imprint, will serve as executive producers.
According to Variety, Novgorodoff drew inspiration from an article in The Economist about the Chinese tradition of port-mortem marriage. Follow this link to see pages from the book on Novgorodoff’s website.