Iain Reid's forthcoming novel Foe optioned for film by Anonymous Content

The book will be published in Canada on Aug. 7, 2018. Iain Reid is set to executive produce to the film adaptation.
Iain Reid's new novel Foe will be released in Canada on Aug. 7, 2018. (Simon & Schuster Canada/Lucas Tingle)

Canadian author Iain Reid's latest novel, Foewon't be released until August 2018, but it's already got a film deal.

According to publisher Simon & Schuster, Anonymous Content landed the movie rights after a "competitive bidding war." Reid is set to executive produce the adaptation. Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin are also attached as producers on the project. 

Reid's previous thriller, I'm Thinking of Ending Thingswas a bestseller and is being adapted for a Netflix film by director Charlie Kaufman.

Foe takes place on a remote farm, home to a married couple named Junior and Henrietta. One day, a stranger arrives on their doorstep with some terrible news.

"Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm… [But] Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone — not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company," Simon & Schuster teases in their description of the novel.

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