Israeli screenwriter Savion Einstein will adapt the international bestselling novel The Kiss Quotient for Pilgrim Media and Lionsgate.
The novel, written by Helen Hoang follows a brilliant econometrician on the autism spectrum, Stella Lane. She’s a genius with mathematics but lacks the know-how when it comes to relationships. Deciding to face her fears, Stella takes the dive by hiring a male escort, leading her down an enthrallingly sexy path of self-discovery.
Author Helen Hoang, who is autistic herself, exploded onto the scene with The Kiss Quotient which was named one of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2018.
Also joining the production is producer Kristin Burr whose work includes Disney’s upcoming Cruella and Lionsgate’s own The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. “We need more stories like Kiss Quotient and more literary characters like Stella Lane,” said Burr, “She is a true original and a true heroine and we need to celebrate and represent those on the autism spectrum. I look forward to adapting this wonderful novel and bringing Stella to life on screen.”
The official announcement was made at Deadline.com!