EXCLUSIVE: PICTURESTART has acquired film rights to Rainbow Rowell’s bestselling novel 'Eleanor & Park' https://t.co/dQZJE3sH4P— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 14, 2019
- Eleanor and Park was once again picked up for a film adaptation. Written by Rainbow Rowell, the story takes place in the 80s in Omaha, Nebraska and is about two misfits, Eleanor, a chubby teen girl and Park, a biracial Korean American boy who fall in love.
-Despite its problems on race and fetishization (mostly towards its Korean characters), E&P author Rainbow Rowell is attached as its screenwriter.
A couple posts of why its problematic:
A Review of the Notoriously Racist Novel: Eleanor and Park
The Problem with Eleanor and Park