Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney
EXCLUSIVE: Neophyte Australian producer Bella Le spotted The Fidelity Files in a bookshop during the Melbourne International Festival and closed a deal late last week for the book and its sequel Love Under Cover (aka The Good Girl’s Guide To Bad Men). Published in 2008, Fidelity Files is the saga of a beautiful L.A. woman who goes undercover as a so-called “fidelity inspector” to find out who’s faithful and who’s not. The 2010 follow-up details the further adventures of the character, Jennifer Hunter. Le, 20, is working with U.S.-born, Melbourne-based executive producer Robert Galinsky to find a screenwriter, and Galinsky will help finance. He is also writing and exec producing the Michael Hutchence biopic Two Words Colliding and producing with Blue Star Entertainment’s William Sherak and Jason Shuman Dust And Glory, to be directed by Simon West. Brody is repped by N.Y.-based Bill Contardi. The first book in her young adult series, Unremembered, will be published in March by Farrar Strauss & Giroux.