DreamWorks Studios Acquires Matthew Quick`s "The Good Luck of Right Now"

Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:34pm EST

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LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
DreamWorks Studios has acquired the manuscript to Matthew Quick`s latest work
entitled "The Good Luck of Right Now," it was announced today by Holly Bario,
President of Production of the studio. Quick authored the book "The Silver
Linings Playbook," as well as the young adult novels "Boy 21," "Forgive Me,
Leonard Peacock," and "Sorta Like a Rock Star." 

The story follows the intertwined lives of four people, who are all outsiders in
their own right. However, in the wake of grieving over pain and loss in their
lives, they come together to form the most unlikely family. 

"We immediately sparked to Matthew Quick's book and the heart and humor which is
infused in his storytelling," said Holly Bario. "All of us at DreamWorks are
excited to begin developing this story and look to make it a priority at the

Matthew Quick is repped by CAA in conjunction with Douglas Stewart of Sterling
Lord Literistic, Inc., who simultaneously negotiated the publishing rights for
the book to Harper Collins. 

Harper-Collins pre-empted the manuscript for publishing in the U.S. and Canada.
They are targeting Spring 2014 to launch the book. 

About DreamWorks Studios

DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven
Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai
Ambani Group. The company`s recent releases include "Real Steel," starring Hugh
Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy, Steven Spielberg`s "War Horse," based on
Michael Morpurgo`s award-winning book and was nominated for six Academy Awards
including Best Picture, and "The Help," which resonated with audiences around
the country and earned over $200 million at the box office and received four
Academy Award nominations with Octavia Spencer winning one for Best Supporting
Actress. Currently in theaters is Spielberg`s "Lincoln" starring Daniel

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