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.