In Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, TV writer Michael Ausiello chronciles his relationship with husband Kit Cowan, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014. It’s a heartbreaking account of Kit’s final 11 months, as the couple rush from doctor to doctor, get married, argue, make up, argue some more, and ultimately accept the inevitable.
Now Jim Parsons has optioned the film rights to the book, which was released in September on Atria Books, and is attached to star in the adaptation.
Two of our favorite people, @MichaelAusiello + Jim Parsons, are coming together to make a movie! We're so excited to see #SpoilerAlertTheHeroDies on the big screen.
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— Simon & Schuster (@simonschuster) December 14, 2017
Parsons and husband Todd Spiewak will be producers, through their company That’s Wonderful Productions, with Ausiello, editor-in-chief o TVLine.com, serving as executive producer. No director, screenwriter, or costars have been announced yet.
Parsons is next slated to appear in a Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, starting in April and commemorating the show’s 50th anniversary. The revival will be directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy.