EXCLUSIVE: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber have been set by MGM to adapt the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel Me Before You. They will work off a draft written by the author. Pic’s being produced by Twilight Saga‘s Karen Rosenfelt. The writers, best known for (500) Days Of Summer and The Spectacular Now, have been on a novel-adaptation tear lately, with Amor Towles’ The Rules Of Civility, John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, and Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
Acquired by MGM in February, Me Before You is the story of a young English woman hired as the caretaker for an affluent Londoner paralyzed in an accident. Both are surprised by how the relationship blossoms. The novel has remained on the bestseller lists since being published late last year. MGM senior veep Cassidy Lange is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. The scribe team is repped by CAA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, and attorney Sean Marks.
Related: Fox 2000 Sets Neustadter & Weber To Adapt ‘The Fault In Our Stars’
EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 and Twilight Saga producers Temple Hill Productions have set Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber to adapt The Fault In Our Stars, the John Green novel. This comes after the duo handed in Royal Wedding, the seven-figure pitch they sold to Sony Pictures with Matt Tolmach producing.
The book focuses on two teens who strike up a relationship, even though they both have situations no teenager should have to contemplate, Hazel, 16, has terminal cancer, when she meets Augustus at her kids-with-cancer support group. Despite facing their own mortality, they bolster each other’s spirits with humor as they bravely face an uncertain future. The novel was published to high acclaim by Dutton Juvenile in January. Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce.
It’s the second adaptation the writers have done for Fox 2000, after Rosaline. The scribes are repped by CAA and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.
In a 7-figure deal, Sony Pictures has acquired an untitled royal wedding-themed pitch by (500) Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber that will be produced by former production president Matt Tolmach. Pitch, about a girl from the Midwest who goes to the UK and winds up marrying a prince, is described as Notting Hill meets Meet the Royal Parents. Sale was brokered by CAA and Kaplan/Perrone.