Universal has optioned the forthcoming Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), about a woman with a publishing background who transitions into a career in tech. (Variety)

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Little Brown, 2013), about the public execution of a woman in Iceland, has been optioned by TriStar with Jennifer Lawrence set to star. (Variety)

Watergate by Thomas Mallon (Pantheon, 2012), which tells the story of the Nixon-era scandal through lesser-known Beltway players, has been optioned by CBS Television Studios for a limited series. (Deadline Hollywood)

Michael Ausiello's Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Other Four-Letter Words (Atria, 2017), a memoir about the author's relationship with his late husband who developed a rare form of cancer, has been optioned by Jim Parsons and That's Wonderful Productions. (Pub Mktpl)

Crossing Hitler: The Man Who Put The Nazis on the Witness Stand by Benjamin Carter Hett (Oxford University Press, 2008), about the lawyer who combated the Nazi party in German courtrooms and was later sent to a concentration camp, has been optioned by Foton Pictures. (Pub Mktpl).