Elizabeth Gabler’s 3000 Pictures is going into business with the “Queen of Beach Reads.” The “Sony-housed label has optioned the rights to ‘Summer of ’69’ by New York Times best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand for a limited series,” per The Hollywood Reporter.
Published in 2019, “Summer of ’69” is set in 1969 Nantucket and follows “the lives of multiple generations of the Levin family as their lives intersect with the historical events of the time, including the Vietnam War and the space race,” THR details.
Gabler, Erin Siminoff, and Nikki Cooper are overseeing the adaptation for 3000 Pictures.
A slew of Hilderbrand adaptations are in the works, including “Winter in Paradise,” an ABC limited series based on her “Paradise” book trilogy and exec produced by “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Ellen Pompeo, and a Hulu series based on “The Identicals,” “The Blue Bistro,” and “The Matchmaker.”
Asked what advice she’d give aspiring writers, Hilderbrand told WOW! Women on Writing, “Keep at it. I wrote a novel while I was in graduate school that never saw the light of day (and never will). If your first effort doesn’t succeed, start something new. The other piece of advice I give people is to start at the beginning and persevere to the end. How many people have the first four chapters of a novel in a drawer somewhere? Too many.”