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Charlie Kaufman Is Writing a Novel

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23:  Director Charlie Kaufman arrives for the Synecdoche, New York premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2008 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Not content to warp brains solely through the medium of film, Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) has signed a book deal with Grand Central Publishing. The novel's plot is completely unknown so far, but that may remain the case once you've read the whole thing twice anyway. It's not clear how the writing will shake out alongside Kaufman's sophomore directorial effort, Frank or Francis, which has been gaining steam. But, again, it is unclear what Charlie Kaufman's all about. In a cool way!

Photo: Sean Gallup/2008 Getty Images