Long Bright River by Liz Moore, a tale about two sisters, one struggling with drug addiction and one a police offer, which recently sold to Riverhead Books in a major deal, has been optioned by Amy Pascal and Neal H. Moritz for Pascal Pictures. (Deadline Hollywood)

Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films has optioned The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead Books, April), about a college student's friendship with a women's rights leader. (Entertainment Weekly)

Netflix has acquired Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman (Ballantine, June 2019), about six students at a New England college, one of whom is murdered. (Deadline Hollywood)

Universal Pictures has optioned the graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second, February 2018), about a seamstress and a prince who sometimes wears dresses at night. (Deadline Hollywood)

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (HarperCollins, 2018), about a vacationing family attacked by strangers, has been optioned by FilmNation. (Deadline Hollywood)