101 Studios secured the rights to the NYT bestseller White House By The Sea: A Century of the Kennedys At Hyannis Port and are fast-tracking it for a television adaptation.
Written by Rolling Stone‘s Kate Storey and published June 27 by Scribner, White House By The Sea is the multi-generational story of the Kennedy family as seen through their Hyannis Port compound on Cape Cod. The estate is where they’ve celebrated, mourned, and forged the closest of bonds – and Storey’s book is based on more than one hundred interviews.
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“Kate Storey spent years researching for this book and it really shows in how she was able to bring these characters to life,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. “Viewers will be able to get to know the Kennedy family in a way they have never seen before. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this unique look at one of the most famous families to audiences around the world.”
101 Studios and Storey hope to adapt the book into an anthology by highlighting personal and historic moments at Kennedy’s Hyannis Port compound. Some highlights include the birth of the compound in the 1920s by Rose and Joseph P Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Acceptance Speech, and Jackie Kennedy’s interview with reporters in the days after her husband’s assassination.
“The reception to this book has been wonderful. I’m excited for it to come to life on screen,” said Storey.
The deal was negotiated by Robert Strent of Grubman, Shire, Meiselas and Sacks; Lucy Stille of Lucy Stille Literary; Susan Canavan of Waxman Literary Agency; and by Jordan Browning and James Allen of 101 Studios.
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