According to Variety, Columbia Pictures has the rights to Antony Moore's soon to be release novel The Swap. They plan on turning it into a comedy for John Calley to produce.

The novel follows Protag, an out-of-shape comic book dealer who must attend his high school reunion. Murder, romance and the revelation of a long-held secret are amongst the plot threads.

John Calley stated that, "When we came across The Swap, we knew it was great material for a feature." The book is set to be published in the U.K. sometime in June. There is no word of a US street date for the novel.

B. Alan Orange