J.J. Abrams likes walking on tightropes. Witness the chances he's taken with TV's 'Lost' and 'Fringe' and the big-screen reimagining of 'Star Trek' (and possibly 'Mission: Impossible IV'). Now the multi-hyphenate wants to take on a book that revolves around tightrope walking, Colum McCann's National Book Award-winning novel 'Let the Great World Spin.'

According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Abrams and his Bad Robot production company (which has a deal with Paramount Pictures) is negotiating to grab the rights to McCann's novel, his fifth, which was published in June by Random House. Abrams would produce and McCann would adapt the screenplay.
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