ERJ staff report (R&PN)
Los Angeles, California -- River Road Entertainment L.L.C., a film production company with offices in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, has purchased screen rights to Greg Grandin's 2009 nonfiction book Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, according to reports in film trade newspapers.
Fordlandia tells the story of Henry Ford's unsuccessful efforts in the 1920s and 1930s to establish a rubber plantation in the Amazon rain forest of Brazil. The book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
River Road has produced a number of major films, including Brokeback Mountain, Into the Wild, A Prairie Home Companion and The Tree of Life.
From Rubber & Plastics News (A Crain publication)