Private: Film adaptation of Salman Rushdie story to star author’s companion

One of Salman Rushdie’s short stories is slated to become the subject of a film. Some of the details in “The Firebird’s Nest” call to mind Rushdie’s own domestic situation. What’s more, the author’s younger model companion, Padma Lakshmi, will play the title role in the film. But the director insists the screenplay is not based on Rushdie’s life. (Via Sarah Weinman.)