McCann novel on screen
An unlikely coalition of talents was revealed last week when it emerged that JJ Abrams, creator of Lost and director of Star Trek, had almost completed a deal to adapt Colum McCann’s award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin. The Dublin-born author’s book details the way Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center (treated, of course, in the documentary Man on Wire) affects the lives of various fictional New Yorkers.
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out for a while and work out a structure for the film,” McCann said of the Abrams partnership. “And then I’ll go away and write it.”