Uri Singer Nabs Rights to Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ (Exclusive)
Uri Singer has obtained the rights to “Hocus Pocus” by legendary author Kurt Vonnegut.
He is developing the 1990 novel as either a film or a limited series.Singer is currently producing a film adaptation of another literary giant, Don DeLillo’s “White Noise,” which Noah Baumbach is directing for Netflix with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig attached to star.
He is also producing “The King of Oil” with John Krasinski’s Sunday Night with Matt Damon attached to play the lead role.
That film has been set up at Universal.“Hocus Pocus” follows a college professor named Eugene who gets fired after having several of his witticisms surreptitiously recorded by the daughter of a popular conservative commentator.
Eugene then becomes a teacher at a nearby overcrowded prison.
After a massive prison break, Eugene’s former college is occupied by escapees from the prison, who take the staff hostage.
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