Book acquisition news! Remember Terry McMillian of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back fame? The Jackal Group has acquired the feature film rights to Terry McMillan’s newest bestselling novel I Almost Forgot About You! Gail Berman and Joe Earley will produce the project through their Jackal Group banner, while Rory Koslow oversees. This book will mark the fifth of McMillan’s to be adapted for a movie and the third to be released on the big screen.

The critically-acclaimed I Almost Forgot About You tells the story of Georgia Young, a successful doctor who seemingly has everything — a great family, good friends and a wonderful career — but it isn’t enough. Feeling stuck and restless, she is determined to make major changes in her life and so decides to track down her former lovers. What follows is a series of second chances, but also self-discovery about the choices she has made.

Along with McMillan’s previous seven books, I Almost Forgot About You (published by Crown) became a New York Times bestseller. Additional works by McMillan are Getting to Happy, Who Asked You?, The Interruption of Everything, Disappearing Acts (acquired and produced by HBO Pictures), and A Day Late and a Dollar Short (acquired and produced by Lifetime).

McMillan is repped by WME for film and TV and by The Friedrich Agency for publishing. Congrats to Terry McMillan! We’re sure this latest project will become a part of her infamous canon filled with strong Black woman stories!

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