Chuck Palahniuk on the set of "Choke" [photo from chuckpalahniuk.net]
Portland author Chuck Palahniuk
—of Fight Club
fame—just got some great publicity at Sundance Film Festival. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the rights to “Choke”
, adapted from Palahniuk's novel of the same name. The deal is valued at $5 million
“Choke”—directed by Clark Gregg, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston—tells the story of a sex-addicted con-man who pays his mother's hospital bills by playing off the sympathies of those who save him from choking to death. No word yet on release dates.