Sally van Haitsma is my agent. She’s been of invaluable help in seeing the GRS biography through to publication; and she’s supported it even though the publisher sells few copies.
Now she’s struck gold. The Leisure Seeker, one of the novels she represents is going to be filmed. According to Hollywood Reporter today, the film will star Meryl Streep and Donald Sutherland.
The book is a wonderful read – and dangerous if you’re a geezer, because it’s the story of a older, ill couple, ignoring their children and heading out in their RV – the Leisure Seeker – to travel Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica…and Disneyland.
Congratulations to Sally, author Michael Zadoorian, and the filmmakers and actors wise enough to make this film. It will probably win many awards.
Now – if someone would only buy the film rights to the story of George R. Stewart’s life…..