‘Book of Joan’ Movie in Works Based on Lidia Yuknavitch Novel

The book  is a re-telling of the Joan of Arc saga at a terrifying future in which the heroine has emerged to rescue a planet ravaged by war, violence, and greed. A group of rebels combine to conjure the iron rule of a dictator, galvanized by the epic song of Joan, a child-warrior who owns a force.

“I’m thrilled to bring ‘The Book of Joan’ into the big screen,” Steindorf explained. “Lidia has created some of the very lively, legendary female protagonists I’ve ever read and also the publication couldn’t be more timely.”

Stone Village’s producing credits include “The Lincoln Lawyer,”“Jane Got a Gun,” and “Love in the Time of Cholera.”

The book will be published by Harper on April 18. Elle Magazine BuzzFeed, and Huffington Post have recorded it as one of the novels of the year.

Stone Village newly acquired the New York Times bestseller “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, also B.A. Paris’ thriller book “Behind Closed Doors,” which will be adapted into a film written by Melissa London Hilfers.

Yuknavitch is the bestselling author of “The Chronology of Water” and “The Small Backs of Children.” A book based on her viral TED Chat, “The Misfit’s Manifesto,” will be published in October. She is represented for publishing by The Gersh Agency and also for film by Rayhane Sanders at Massie & McQuilkin.

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