The novel follows two young magicians battling it out of their fathers’ long time rivallry.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group published the novel, which has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list since October 2011. David Heyman and Jeff Clifford will produce the film via the Heyday Films banner. Richard Pine will executive produce.
Buffini has previously penned scripts for Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe.