Midnight's Children (movie)

Author Salman Rushdie sold 'Midnight's Children' rights for $1

Author/filmmaker Salman Rushdie joined Jon Stewart Tuesday night on "The Daily Show" to talk about the forthcoming film version of his bestselling novel "Midnight's Children."  The 1981 novel won a slew of awards -- including the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the "Booker of Bookers" (twice) -- but the film rights, Rushdie said, went for a dollar.  Stewart, who is about to leave to work on a film of his own, seemed unimpressed. "We in the business refer to that as 'bupkis,'" he said. "I don't know how long you're been in this business, but I know some good Jewish agents," he counseled....