According to the publisher, the movie contract has now been signed by all parties. The original version of the book (2005) alone has sold 400,000 copies, but the book has also been translated into several languages.
According to De Bezige Bij, many producers have been on the fence for some time, but Wieringa chose BALDR Film: “From conversations with the screenwriters, it became clear that they had smart and good ideas for translating the story into pictures; very motivating. The collaboration with director Sam is also de Jong also gives reason to hope for a film characterized by privacy, richness and luxury.”
Frank Huff of BALDR Film describes Joe Speedboot as “a massive novel and an ode to the imagination, the movie should get absolutely iconic.”
Tommy Weringa: Best Mother on a Book
Tommy Weringa was on his autobiographical tour in 2019. He wrote about himself, his daughters, and his late mother. He found the latter particularly difficult. “It was like I was cheating on her a little bit at a time.”
Also on appeal there is no movie Joe Speed Boat
Producer IJswater Films is definitely not allowed to film Joe Speedboot’s book by Tommy Wieringa. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal also ruled in favor of Wieringa and his publisher De Bezige Bij on appeal.