In Hollywood, the word option
refers to a producer's agreement to purchase the rights to a book, a play, or someone's life story for the purpose of turning it into a film. These days, competition for optioning material based on real-life stories often resembles a feeding frenzy among
sharks, and success is usually determined by how far a negotiator will go to achieve a deal. In OPTIONS, Donald Anderson (Matt Salinger) is dispatched by his smarmy boss (James Keach) to option a prize life story. Armed with only his trusty briefcase, a laptop computer, and a suit, Anderson flies
to Africa to track down Nicole (Joanna Pacula), a Belgian princess who has abandone...