Producer of Normal People, Element Pictures, has acquired the film and television rights to Nicola Dinan’s much-awaited debut, Bellies.
Like how it developed the BBC/Hulu Sally Rooney adaptations Normal People and Conversations with Friends,
Element will turn Bellies into an eight-part, 30-minute television series.
To turn the book into an eight-episode television series, Dinan will collaborate with the Fremantle-owned business.
. Next summer, the book will be published in both the UK and the US. “Bellies” is about “two gay students
who fall in love at university and find their relationship profoundly upended when Ming comes out as trans and plans to transition,” according to the logline
Along with De Maio Entertainment, Fremantle will represent worldwide sales for the movie.
Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, and Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann of Element Pictures will also executive produce with Dinan.
According to Guiney, Lowe, and Hoffmann, “Nicola’s writing, which is in equal parts humorous and heart-breaking, quickly captivated and transported us to the love tale between Tom and Ming.