Best Selling Author Ben Mezrich Discusses Brett Ratner Idea for his New Book and the Movie Adaptation on Maria Menounos' Book Circle Online

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Ben Mezrich is the author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires (which was adapted into the movie, The Social Network). He sat down with host Jeffrey Masters on Maria Menounos' online broadcast network Book Circle Online to promote his new book, Seven Wonders, and talk about working with Brett Ratner on the movie adaptation.

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On Brett Ratner giving him the idea for his new book:
Mezrich says that Brett Ratner initially gave him the idea for his new book, Seven Wonders. Mezrich says, "I was on the phone with Brett Ratner and he asked if I knew anything about the Seven Wonders of the World 'because if you did, we could make a really cool movie.'"

On Fox producing the movie version:
Mezrich says that Seven Wonders has been sold to Fox and the decision is up to them, but the goal is to shoot in each of the Seven Wonders of the world. He says, "It would be a great big budget movie. That's the goal. That's Brett Ratner's goal."

On the screenplay and casting:
Mezrich says, "The screenplay is almost done, so then we'll start thinking about who would play Jack Grady."

On two follow-up books
Mezrich says that he has plans for a trilogy that will feature the same characters, but it will not be set in the Seven Wonders. The main character's father was referenced often in Seven Wonders and Mezrich says, "He's in the second book."

The full interview is available on iTunes, YouTube, and the Book Circle Online website:

About Book Circle Online:
Book Circle Online is the world’s first online network with shows dedicated to the intimate discussion and dissection of various books. BCO also features one on one author interviews, and engages fellow fans via social media.

BCO Hosts, comprised of authors, writers, critics and media personalities, discuss all aspects of the book from the author’s inspiration and background to chapter by chapter breakdowns. Hosts offer insight and opinions as well as diverse and thought provoking views.

Book Circle Online can be seen here on the website, on YouTube, or downloaded as a podcast on iTunes.

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