EXCLUSIVE: Corbin Bernsen’s Dwelling Theater Films has optioned author Daniel Friedman’s Buck Schatz trilogy for a restricted series.
Friedman’s mystery series – comprised of Do not Ever Get Old, Do not Ever Appear Back and Operating Out of Road – tells the story of an 87-year-old Planet War II veteran and retired police officer Baruch “Buck” Schatz, who will have to reckon with his previous as a tough-boiled Jewish police detective in Memphis throughout the civil rights era as his thoughts and physique start to fail him.
The initially of the Buck Schatz trilogy, Do not Ever Get Old won the Macavity Award for Ideal 1st Novel in 2013, and received a nominations for the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, and Thriller award. Friedman’s books have been translated into six languages.
Bernsen, recognized for acting in NBC’s L.A. Law, could possibly take on a function in the restricted series at some point. The two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee lately co-wrote and directed the the comedy Mary four Mayor. His writing and directing credits involve Dead Air, Rust, 25 Hill, 3 Day Test, Beyond the Heavens and Life With Dog. Bernsen has also acted in Psych, American Gods, The Punisher, Disorganized Crime, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Big League. He is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Randy James Management.
Lucy Stille Literary in conjunction with Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency repped Friedman for this deal.