According to Variety, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have homed in on Susan Orlean's New Yorker article Little Wing, acquiring feature film rights for about $250,000.

The article in the Sporting Scene section of the current edition centers on the world of homing pigeons and a young girl who races them.

Steven Spielberg played a role in setting the project up with ParPar and Nick. The director was given an exclusive look Thursday and suggested the project was a perfect fit for Nickelodeon and parent studio Paramount. Also instrumental in bringing the article into the studio fold was Par production chief Gail BermanGail Berman.

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