02/10/2014 09:57 EST | Updated 04/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Rob Ford book Crazy Town nets film/TV deal

Journalist Robyn Doolittle's new book Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story could soon be headed to a TV or cinema near you.

Toronto-based production company Blue Ice Pictures has purchased film and television rights for the new book, released one week ago.

Published by Penguin Canada, Crazy Town currently holds the No. 1 spot on the bestsellers list.

Penned by the Toronto Star's city hall journalist, the book recounts the rise of Rob Ford, the colourful Toronto councillor who became the city's controversy-plagued mayor, and who has since made headlines worldwide for his antics and behaviour.

"This is a story about the city in which I have lived my entire life and has great political, cultural and civic meaning to me," said Blue Ice Pictures executive Daniel Iron, who has produced films such as the documentary Watermark and international dramas Cairo Time, The Bang Bang Club and Away From Her.

"Robyn Doolittle's book is a testament to dogged, fearless and exemplary journalism. We are excited to be working with Ms. Doolittle to bring this story to the screen."