Stacey Abrams is not just a force in the political world, this While Justice Sleeps adaptation is coming because she’s a writing force too. Taking her knowledge and experience to craft exhilarating and thrilling stories makes this novel an obvious choice to be brought to life on screen.
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This page was updated: 8/11/23
About The Book:
Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together–excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn–the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases–has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney.
Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court–a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.
As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm’s way in order to find the truth.
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Current Production Status:
This expected series is still in the very early stages of development.
While Justice Sleeps Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in May 2021, the first of Stacey Abrams novels to be released with her real name and not a pen name she had previously been using for romance novels. It became a New York Times Best-Seller hitting #1 on the list.
At the same time as it’s publication it was announced that the rights had been won in a competitive bidding situation by Working Title Television.
There have been no further updates on the project.
Who Owns The Rights:
Working Title Television (The Luminaries) acquired the rights and is producing the series under their parent company Universal Pictures.
Who Is Attached:
As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements or names attached to the film.
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With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
This is the first of Stacey Abrams novels to be adapted, including those written under the pen name Selena Montgomery.
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