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Assembly of the Dead Optioned for Film/TV

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We’re delighted to announce that our historical crime novel by Saeida Rouass, Assembly of the Dead, has been optioned for Film or TV by Hollywood producer Ronald L Carr.

Saeida spent 6 months living in Marrakesh as part of her extensive research into the so-called Moorish Jack the Ripper and his 36 victims. The book, set in the early 20th century, has earned rave reviews. Ron read Assembly of the Dead soon after its release in 2017 and was immediately captivated by it, but his busy project schedule meant he couldn’t pursue it.

‘The time wasn’t right for me then because I had so many other projects going on,’ says Ron. ‘But it’s such a powerful story I couldn’t forget it. When the publisher told me at the start of this year that it was still available, I couldn’t believe my luck and jumped at the chance to work on it.’

‘I am really excited at the prospect of Assembly of the Dead becoming a film or mini-series,’ says Saeida. ‘The story of the Moorish Jack the Ripper and the women he targeted has captured my imagination for a while, along with the story of Morocco at the turn of the 20th century. I hope this project brings that moment in history, set in the alleyways of Marrakesh, to a wider audience.’

You can find the full press release here.