Sisters In Law book about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and retired justice Sandra Day O’Conner has an author and an entertainment attorney battling it out in court over adaptation rights.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, author Linda Hirshman has sued Don Franzen for allegedly interfering in her efforts to sell TV and film adaptation rights to the book.
According to court docs, in 2017 she granted limited stage rights so a play could be adapted from her book in exchange for $1,000 and a share of royalties.
In 2018, the author says she entered into negotiations with Alyssa Milano’s company Peace by Peace productions for an option agreement that included motion picture, television, merchandising and ancillary rights.
Since then, Hirshman says, Franzen has been trying to “induce an evil opinion of her” and stop her from selling the rights to the book.
From the Book:
The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other’s presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women.