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The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, are poised to potentially score another significant financial windfall, as anticipation builds around the possible cinematic adaptation of Prince Harry's recent best-selling memoir, "Spare."
The book, penned with the help of ghostwriter JD Mohelinger, quickly skyrocketed to the top of bestseller lists upon its release earlier this year, sparking intense interest within Hollywood circles for its movie or streaming adaptation rights.
"Spare" offers a candid, often shocking look into Prince Harry's life, sharing details about his struggles with substance abuse, his experiences on the battlefield in Afghanistan, as well as insights into his relationship with Markle and their ongoing struggles with the Royal Family.
Mohelinger, whose previous memoir was transformed into a film starring Ben Affleck, reportedly introduced the Prince to the director of that film, George Clooney.
The move has led to speculation that a cinematic adaptation is imminent, with the Duke and Duchess expressing optimism about the prospect.
According to Mirror. a source close to the couple told the Daily Express, "Harry and Meghan are in a win-win position. He will command a top-dollar fee for the rights while involving Archewell would mean a more lucrative 'double dip'."
Streaming titan Netflix may have a vested interest in acquiring the adaptation rights, following the success of the Duke and Duchess's earlier series on the platform.
With the popular series "The Crown" nearing its final season, Netflix could potentially be seeking new royal content to satiate viewer demand.
To date, the largest book-to-film deal in history is Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," which demanded a $6 million fee for production rights in 2003. However, even this figure pales in comparison to the $10 million Sony paid for the rights to the entire Spider-man back catalog in 1999.
While it remains to be seen how much Harry and Meghan's memoir rights may garner, the source maintains optimism, stating, "Given the success of 'Spare' and Harry's cachet, he can count on a record or near-record deal."