Writer, journalist, erstwhile BeijingKids columnist and former Shunyi resident Alan Paul and his book Big in China have been making waves since its release and now comes news from the Hollywood Reporter that "Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock’s Montecito Pictures has acquired the film rights."
According to the post: "Big in China is being developed with an eye for Reitman to direct. Project is out to writers."
Whether or not the film actually goes through to production and distribution remains to be seen (witness the still unresolved saga of the film adaptation of fellow expat alumnus Rachel DeWoskin’s Foreign Babes in Beijing), but we’re genuinely stoked for Alan and the potential further hype and publicity it will bring Beijing.
Read our full interview with Alan here.