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Fox is Already Planning a Gay Marriage Movie

Fox is Already Planning a Gay Marriage Movie: © GARY CAMERON/Reuters/Corbis

© GARY CAMERON/Reuters/Corbis

The New York Times reports that 20th Century Fox has purchased the life rights to Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the court case that made it all the way to SCOTUS and legalized gay marriage across America (and his lawyer).

According to the report:

Additionally, the studio has secured screen rights to a still-unwritten book by Mr. Obergefell and the journalist Debbie Cenziper. A proposal for the book, to be titled “21 Years to Midnight,” has been submitted to publishers, with a deal expected as soon as this week.

Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce the movie. The project will be handled by Fox 2000, a division known for literary adaptations like “Life of Pi” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”

While the movie would appear to be at least two years away, it’s believed that the plot will follow Obergefell and the rise of his case, Obergefell v. Hodges, to the Supreme Court. No word yet on whether the dissenting justices have realized that they’ll be portrayed as villains as of yet.

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