0385511809.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgI only know of Ian McEwan as a novelist because of two fantastic filmic adaptations: The Cement Garden, in which two androgynous orphans inch towards incest; and First Love, Last Rites, Jesse Peretz's languid portrait of two lost teens (Giovanni Ribisi and Natasha Gregson Wagner) who crash together for a Shudder To Think-fueled summer fling. Now, producer Scott Rudin has shelled out his own money to acquire the British writer's latest work, Saturday, which will debut on this week's New York Times Bestseller List at Number 3.  Rudin will produce the feature at Paramount, and will begin casting around for a script writer shortly. The book is considered part of a wave of recent 9/11-inspired fiction; it follows 24 hours in the life of a neurosurgeon on his day off.
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