Love in the Time of Cholera: According to The Hollywood Reporter, paying more than $1 million against close to $3 million, Scott Steindorff's Stone Village Pictures has purchased the film rights to Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez's classic novel "Love in the Time of Cholera."

Published in 1985, the book tells the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits 51 years, nine months and four days to be with the woman he loves.

"Next to 'Romeo and Juliet,' this is the greatest love story ever told," Steindorff said. He added: "I'm going to make a lot of men really unhappy because this is all about romance. This guy works 50 years to court a woman."

Brian B.