EXCLUSIVE: Yeardley Smith’s Paperclip Ltd is taking a look to show Tom Wooden’s forensic science bestseller Ruxton: The First Fashionable Homicide into an unscripted podcast and a restricted scripted collection.
The corporate, which Smith, highest referred to as the voice of Lisa Simpson, arrange with Ben Cornwell, optioned the rights to Wooden’s ebook, which was once shortlisted for Saltire Society of Scotland’s Nationwide E-book Awards 2022.
Whilst ebook to TV variations is a well-trodden trail, including an unscripted podcast into the combination is an odd step, however comes as Hollywood is stepping up its pastime within the audio medium.
The transfer comes as Paperclip Ltd’s flagship true crime podcast Small The town Dicks, which introduced in 2017, has observed 1M downloads monthly.
Ruxton: The First Fashionable Homicide describes the 1935 disappearance of a glamorous younger spouse and her dutiful maid, whose deaths would lead to one of the crucial complicated investigations the sector had ever observed. The ugly murders captured headlines international on the time, and behind-the-scenes, clinical historical past was once being made in the course of the groundbreaking paintings of Scottish forensic scientists who advanced new ways that will exchange the process detective paintings globally for the following near-century.
Smith and Cornwell will exec produce the podcast with Wooden and also are growing the ebook as a restricted collection.
Paperclip Ltd is in the back of movies equivalent to John Hyams-directed mystery By myself, Gossamer Folds starring Alexandra Gray and Jackson Robert Scott and Mike Fleiss’ upcoming horror movie Possessions.
“Tom is a grasp storyteller,” mentioned Yeardley Smith. “With Ruxton he’s deftly made the historical past of contemporary forensics learn like a true-crime mystery. I will be able to’t look forward to audiences to listen to the podcast.”
“I’m extremely joyful to be operating with Yeardley, Ben and the workforce at Paperclip Ltd within the construction of Ruxton,” added Wooden. “That is crucial tale which has been my privilege to inform. It merits the widest target audience, and a podcast with the workforce that introduced the sector Small The town Dicks is a smart position to begin.”
Paperclip Ltd is represented by way of CAA.