Producers Diane Quon and Joseph Craig have optioned the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Ballantine, 2009) by Jamie Ford, about Japanese internment camps. George Takei is attached as executive producer. (Deadline Hollywood)

Paramount Studios is developing a prequel to Dracula written by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker. It's the first prequel approved by the Bram Stoker estate and publishing rights have sold to Putnam. (Publishers Weekly)

Anya's Ghost (First Second, 2011), the supernatural infused graphic novel by Vera Brosgol, will be produced by Bolt Pictures with Bullitt Entertainment and eOne. (Deadline Hollywood)

Film4 has acquired film rights to Midwinter Break (Norton, Aug.) by Bernard MacLaverty. The book is about the uncertainties that exist between a retired couple. (Deadline Hollywood)

Casey Affleck is set to star in the adaptation of John Williams' 1965 novel Stoner. The book, reissued by New York Review of Books in 2006 (after being originally published by Viking and then reissued by Vintage in 2003), became an international bestseller in the 21st century; it also was touted in some circles as one of the great unsung novels of the 20th century. It follows an English professor, William Stoner, facing disappointments in his marriage and career. Blumhouse Productions will produce the movie. (Variety)

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (University Press of Kentucky, 2015) by Mollie Gregory, a history of female stuntwomen in Hollywood from silent movies to the 21st century, has sold to producers Stephanie Austin, Michael Gruskoff and Marion Rosenberg. (Publishers Marketplace)