My forthcoming book "The Nazi and the Psychiatrist" is optioned to Mythology Entertainment
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5:00PM
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I'm happy to announce that Mythology Entertainment — the production and writing talent behind such films as Shutter Island, Zodiac, The Amazing Spiderman and the upcoming White House Down — has optioned stage and screen rights to my forthcoming book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist Douglas M. Kelley, who spends months examining Nazi leader Hermann Göring in my forthcoming book The Nazi and the PsychiatristThe book, which tells the story of American psychiatrist Douglas M. Kelley's encounters with Hermann Göring and other top Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg and his own personal downfall, will be published next year by PublicAffairs.

I've previously collaborated with Mythology, which is currently working on a series pilot of my book The Lobotomist for HBO.  The principals in the production company are Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis.  

You'll find more details of the deal here.


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