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Amy Fine Collins, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, is taking her story about her lifelong fear of driving to Hollywood. Variety is reporting that Dignity Film Finance has picked up the rights to Collins' non-fiction book .The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver.s Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man).. Sue Kramer, who wrote and directed the 2006 romantic comedy Gray Matters starring Heather Graham, is attached to helm. The God of Driving features Collins as a main character and begins with her being absolutely petrified by the idea of getting behind the wheel of an automobile. She eventually decides that she is sick of being scared, and after "becoming captivated by her instructor" she not only learned how to drive, but became "obsessed with the automotive world." The book was first published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. For »
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Meanwhile, Dignity Film Finance has optioned Vanity Fair special correspondent Amy Fine Collins' novel "The God of Driving". Sue Kramer ("Gray Matters") is set to pen the script and direct the comedy which aims to start shooting in Spring 2014.
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- Garth Franklin
Film production and finance company Dignity Film Finance (Dff) has optioned the novel "The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver's Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man)," by Vanity Fair special correspondent Amy Fine Collins. The novel was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. Dff, headed by President Maggie Monteith, is fully financing the feature film production based on the novel. Sue Kramer ( Gray Matters ) wrote and will direct the comedy. Jill Footlick ( Greetings From Tim Buckley ) will produce and Marina Grasic ( Crash ) is executive producing. Casting is currently underway with the project set to start shooting in Spring 2014. Sales will launch at Berlin 2014. .As a writer/director, I was completely captivated »
Dignity Film Finance is driving toward a feature film version of “The God of Driving,” acquiring movie rights to the Amy Fine Collins novel.
Dignity will fully finance and “Gray Matters” director Sue Kramer will direct from her own adaptation of the novel. Jill Footlick (“Greetings from Tim Buckley”) will produce and Marina Grasic will exec produce.
The novel’s full title is “The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver’s Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man).”
Dignity plans to start international sales at Berlin next February. The project is set to start shooting in spring next year.
The novel was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. It follows Collins, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and Manhattan socialite, as she decides to overcome her lifelong phobia of driving — eventually becoming captivated by her instructor and obsessed with the automotive world. »
- Dave McNary
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