According to Deadline, Picturestart has successfully acquired the rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid‘s award-winning 2022 novel Carrie Soto is Back. This acquisition comes after the limited drama series adaptation of Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six just recently wrapped up.
The Carrie Soto is Back adaptation will be executive produced by Reid, Circle Confusion, and Picturestart. The project centers around a tennis player who comes out of retirement in order to defend her world record against another player. It is currently unclear whether the project will be a movie or a series.
Besides Carrie Soto is Back, some of Reid’s other popular novels — including The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Malibu Rising — will be receiving their respective adaptations. The first one is being developed by Netflix as a movie about a fictional legendary Hollywood actress. Meanwhile, Malibu Rising is being adapted as a series by Hulu.
The book’s synopsis reads: “Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.
But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan. At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked ‘the Battle-Axe’ anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.
In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.”