Forestville Films, a production company located here in Forestville, has optioned the film, television and stage rights to the New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd Edition.
“There are more than 350,000 words with references to rich historical characters and lush geographic locations in this edition. We believe that within those 350,000 words a powerful and dramatic story exists, maybe two, possibly three and a prequel too,” remarked Melanie Stanwyck, President of Forestville Films.
The best-selling dictionary, which has won numerous awards for arranging words alphabetically with their definitions and pronunciations, includes maps, notes, and illustrations within in its 2,000 pages
The New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd Edition is published by Oxford University Press, and is the first dictionary ever optioned.
This news comes on the heels of Forestville Films’ announcement late last year that they would do a biopic about the mathematical constant 3.14 also known as Pi or π.