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    Ben Mezrich’s woolly mammoth book is heading to the big screen

    It looks like another Ben Mezrich book is being made into a movie.

    Variety reports that Fox and Temple Hill have acquired movie rights to Mezrich’s forthcoming book, “Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures.” Slated to be published by Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books in fall 2017, it tells the story of a geneticist and a team of scientists who try to bring back the woolly mammoth from extinction, according to Variety. Of course, this won’t be the first time Mezrich’s writing will be adapted for the big screen. His 2009 book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal” was the basis for the 2010 film “The Social Network,” and his book “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions” was made into 2008’s “21.”