Taylor Hackford, producer of 20 films including the hit biopic Ray, about Ray Charles, has secured film rights to Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo’s biography The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It, according to Variety. Mazzeo scored wide audiences for that The Widow Clicquot and for The Secret of Chanel No. 5. Her next book, a history of the hotel Ritz in Paris during the German occupation, will be published in March 2014.