Hollywood already gearing up for “Petraeus, the movie”
Studio executives have been huddled in meetings since Monday, sifting through potential scripts that can be tweaked. Agents have been called. Authors are getting e-mails.
“This will create great film and book interest,” said literary agent Judi Farkas who represented author Antonio Mendez on the film rights sale of his book “Argo,” the Ben Affleck movie based on a CIA mission. “There will be a scramble to corner the various rights,” she said.
It’s unclear if any of the major players will sell the rights to their affair and give moviemakers the inside story that would have the best chance of becoming a hit movie or HBO docudrama, say agents.