Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Washington (ANI): Producer Kevin Kasha has bagged the film rights to Neile McQueen Toffel's book 'My Husband, My Friend', which revolves around her life as Steve McQueen's wife. The tome tells the story behind Toffel's marriage to McQueen, who passed away in 1980. They first met when Toffel was starring in the Broadway production of 'The Pajama Game'. Thereafter, the couple settled in Hollywood, and had two children together before their 16-year marriage ended in divorce.
Kasha is the senior VP of acquisitions and programming for New Line Home Entertainment, and is well known for overseeing 'Pulp Fiction', the 'Spy Kids' franchise and 'Chicago' while he was executive VP of Miramax Home Entertainment. McQueen's 1963 Ferrari fetched 2.3 million dollars, double the expected price, at an auction in California last week, reports Variety magazine.