Well, that was quick!
Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage came down, 20th Century Fox has scooped up the movie rights.
After the state of Ohio refused to list Obergefell as his partner John Arthur’s spouse on his death certificate (the couple married in Maryland in 2013), Obergefell sued. Of course, we all know how the story ends.
“Inside that courtroom, I felt more like an equal American than I had in a very long time,” Obergefell told PEOPLE.
And if you weren’t already convinced that Obergefell’s politically charged love story would make you weep, Wyck Godfrey, producer of the ultimate sob fest, The Fault in Our Stars, is set to produce the film, along with Marty Bowen.
It’s a transcendent love story about someone who goes to such a length for love that he ends up changing the world, Godfrey told the New York Times.
The film will likely draw inspiration from the yet-to-be-published book 21 Years to Midnight, written by Obergefell and journalist Debbie Cenziper. 20th Century Fox also purchased the rights for this book and the life rights of Obergefell’s lawyer, Al Gerhardstein.
We can already predict Oscar will come for this one.