Laurence Fishburne to Star, Direct, and Produce “The Alchemist”

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One of the most popular books of our times is getting the full Hollywood treatment. Laurence Fishburne will team with the Weinstein Company to produce the beloved book ‘The Alchemist” for the big screen. With a $60 million dollar budget and Laurence Fishburne directing this is sure to be an amazing movie. “This is a special project that now has a special team behind it to ensure that its path to the big screen is handled with the proper care it deserves. I am looking forward to directing it, acting in it, and collaborating with Harvey Weinstein to produce a beautiful film that will do justice to Paulo’s enormously successful novel.”

The book was written by Paulo Coelho and was first published in Brazil in 1988. Since then it has sold over 65 million copies and been translated into 56 different languages. It is currently holding strong at #6 on the NY Times Best Sellers List. The book is filled with magic and mystery and is sure to be a hit when it hits theaters.

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