Razorblade Tears, S.A. Cosby’s latest novel, has already been picked up by Paramount Players for its screen adaptation. The book has yet to even be released, with its publication date set for July 6th, 2021.
However, the anticipation is high after the success of Blacktop Wasteland, Cosby’s 2020 bestseller. Blacktop Wasteland was the top mystery thriller book sold on Amazon in 2020 and was one of New York Times‘ notable books of the year. According to Variety, Blacktop Wasteland is being adapted by Mudbound co-screenwriter Virgil Williams. It is a joint project between Erik Feig’s Picturestart and Mike Jackson and John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co.
Razorblade Tears is about two fathers (and ex-cons) who team up to investigate the murder of their sons, who had been married to one another. This groundbreaking thriller brings to into conversation the perception of the LGBTQIA+ community and racial issues in the rural South.
Provocative and fast-paced, S. A. Cosby’s Razorblade Tears is a story of bloody retribution, heartfelt change – and maybe even redemption. (via Amazon)
Paramount Players is a division of the film studio Paramount Pictures and has produced films including Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Eli, and Nobody’s Fool. Also according to Variety, Razorblade Tears will only be the second film that Paramount Players has gained the rights to under its new president, Jeremy Kramer.
The first step is getting my hands on a copy of Razorblade Tears come July, but I am certainly curious to see how it appears on the big screen as well.