Demme to Animate Eggers’s Zeitoun

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Are you ready for another Dave Eggers–penned film for adults that looks deceptively like one for kids? We hope so! Jonathan Demme tells the Times he has acquired the rights for Eggers's new Zeitoun — about a guy paddling around New Orleans in a canoe after Hurricane Katrina, aiding flood victims — and he intends to turn it into a hand-drawn animated movie. [Arts Beat/NYT]