‘Self-Portrait With Boy’ in Development at Topic Studios

Variety | 12/13/2018 | Dave McNary
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Topic Studios (“Leave No Trace”) has bought rights to Rachel Lyon’s debut novel “Self-Portrait With Boy” and plans to develop the project as a feature film.

Lyon will adapt her own novel. John Lyons (“Boogie Nights”), who recently signed a first-look deal with Topic Studios, has come on board to produce.

Story - Brooklyn - Story - Photographer - Tragedy

The story is set in Brooklyn in the early 1990s and tells the story of a young photographer who unintentionally captures a tragedy during a self-portrait. The choice of what to do with this devastating image haunts her as she is forced to confront the limits of her own ambition.

“Rachel’s novel is a gripping, emotionally complex ghost story about the price of creative success,” said...
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