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Los Angeles, CA – August 5, 2019 – Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned David Grossman’s 2017 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel A Horse Walks Into A Bar to develop into a feature film. Village Roadshow will produce the project with Veritas Entertainment Group.

The searing short novel is about the life of a stand-up comic, as revealed in the course of one evening’s performance. In the dance between comic and audience, with barbs flying back and forth, a deeper story begins to take shape – one that will alter the lives of many of those in attendance and lead to a series of candid and chilling revelations about his past.

The book was first published in Hebrew in 2014. It translated into English and published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in November 2016 and in the US by Alfred A. Knopf in February 2017. It won the prestigious Man Booker International Fiction Prize in 2017.

David Grossman is the author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature, including To The End Of The Land. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into more than forty languages. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome’s Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umanitaria, the Premio Ischia–international award for journalism, Israel’s Emet Prize, and the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation. He is repped by The Deborah Harris Agency.