Tony Winner Adapting ‘A Discovery of Witches’

David Auburn is looking for witches and vampires and has come on to adapt Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches for Warner Bros. and producers Denise Di Novi and Allison Greenspan, says Variety. Studio acquired the property last summer.

The story centers on a reluctant witch and a 1,500-year-old vampire. The witch — a direct descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem Witch trials — accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript and finds herself in a race to prevent an interspecies war.

Auburn’s best known as the author of the play “Proof,” which won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama. He subsequently adapted the play for the 2005 film. He also wrote the script the 2006 feature The Lake House.