A 78-year-old writer sells his first spec screenplay

I hear his Twitter posts are awesome, too.

via Deadline.com:

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Cormac McCarthy Sells His First Spec Script

EXCLUSIVE: While Cormac McCarthy’s novels have been turned into No Country For Old Men, The Road and All the Pretty Horses, he’s left the film adaptations to others. McCarthy has surprised everybody by writing his first spec screenplay. Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, the producing trio behind the adaptation of McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winner The Road, have just closed a deal to take The Counselor off the table with a preemptive acquisition.

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