Don DeLillo’s ‘White Noise’ Optioned For Michael Almereyda To Adapt

Patrick Hipes
Deadline

Uri Singer’s BB Film Productions and Michael Almereyda have found their next project. The producer has optioned rights to White Noise, bestselling author Don DeLillo’s 1986 novel. Almeryeda will adapt the screenplay.

Singer and Almereyda have teamed on two other films — Experimenter starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, and Marjorie Prime starring Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Lois Smith and Jon Hamm. The pair are also developing Almereyda’s first script Tesla, about the life of inventor Nicola Tesla.

White Noise was DeLillo’s eighth novel and took on America’s rampant consumerism and the dark side of technological progress. It centered on Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler studies at a Midwestern liberal arts college whose life is changed when an industrial accident unleashes a noxious chemical cloud over his town.

BB Film Productions is currently in pre-production on Rich, the biopic based on Daniel Amman’s biography The King Of Oil about Marc Rich.

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