Deal Breaker: According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Calley has signed on to produce a feature film adaptation of best-selling author Harlan Coben's mystery thriller Deal Breaker for Columbia Pictures. In addition, Columbia has optioned the rights to the entire series of "Myron Bolitar Mysteries" to which "Deal Breaker" belongs.

The studio is viewing Deal Breaker as the first in a potential film franchise based on the character of Bolitar, a former basketball star-turned-hotheaded sports agent. Seth Greenland is adapting.

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