James Frey/Michael Bay Partnership Coming Ever Closer to Fruition

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There was only one pesky thing getting in the way of the proposed partnership between Michael Bay and James Frey. And no, it wasn't a piece of legislation outlawing two of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse from working on a project together (although we hear there is growing support for just such a bill on the Hill). Rather, it was the fact that a publisher had yet to acquire the rights to the proposed series. Well, consider that hurdle, um, hurdled: The North American rights have been sold to HarperCollins Children's Books for an undisclosed sum. [NYT]