How Me Before You Helped Progress the Movie Adaptation of The Selection
MORE details on the movie adaptation of The Selection!
Earlier this year, Deadline announced that Warner Bros. won the film rights to Kiera Cass‘ first YA book in the Selection series, but everything’s been pretty mum since then. That is, until this weekend when it was announced that Me Before You director Thea Sharrock would be at the helm of the project!
Variety says that, with the Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin-led film’s over-performance at the box office — the budget was $20 million; domestic totals topped $41 million — the studio’s been looking hard for the first-time film director’s next flick… and they’ve found it.
While we won’t get too excited, considering YA books get optioned all the time, but never get cast — where the eff is Hush, Hush?? — plus there’s the fact that The Selection was supposed to be a CW TV show (twice) starring Aimee Teegarden and was rejected (twice), we can’t help get a little bit pumped over the progress.
Stay tuned for (hopefully) more!
Fans are absolutely DYING for these eight &A books to become movies:
In this novel, citizens must prove their worth to enter society by killing a clone... of themselves. Clones, or Alternates, are made when someone is born and raised by another family outside the city. The society only wants the best and only one can enter. This Hunger Games-esque novel could easily be translated to the big screen and become a huge hit.