EXCLUSIVE: Iliana Regan’s Burn The Place, which was described by the New York Times as “perhaps the definitive Midwest drunken-lesbian food memoir” is being tailored for tv after Annapurna optioned the rights.
The firm, which just lately produced David Simon and Ed Burn’s HBO restricted drama The Plot Against America from, is growing the guide, which was revealed by Agate Midway in July 2019, as a sequence.
Burn The Place was the primary meals guide to be long-listed for the National Book Award since Julia Child and More Company in 1980. It tells Regan’s story of turning into a self-taught Midwestern Michelin-starred chef, amid a struggle for sobriety, restaurant possession, and her queer id on the earth of Chicago’s male dominated kitchen hierarchies.
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Once on high, Regan yearns for a extra genuine life, with aspirations to go away all of it behind. She retires to the woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to open a mattress and breakfast.
It explores how she stop her job to open a farmer’s market stall promoting tortillas and ranch dressing, by to establishing a supper membership, her first restaurant Elizabeth, Japanese-influenced restaurant Kitsune and the way she and her spouse Anna opened The Milkweed Inn Bed and Breakfast within the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Regan is at present engaged on her second guide and pursuing her MFA in writing on the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is represented by UTA and Nordlyset Literary Agency.
The possibility is the most recent TV challenge for Megan Ellison’s Annapurna. The firm is at present engaged on initiatives together with an adaptation of Celeste Ng’s debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, Monsterland for Hulu; Staircase, starring Harrison Ford for HBO Max, Vanessa Bayer’s Showtime pilot Big Deal, Dead Ringers for Amazon, starring Rachel Weisz in her first tv position and a sequence adaptation of Ian Parker’s The New Yorker article A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions written and directed by Janicza Bravo and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.