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MGM Sets ‘The Spectacular Now’ Scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber To Adapt ‘Me Before You’

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 4:51pm PDT
Mike Fleming

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’

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Fox 2000 Sets Neustadter & Weber To Adapt ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

By | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 4:13pm PDT
Mike Fleming

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.

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Sony Pictures Acquires 7-Figure Royal Wedding Pitch From ‘(500) Days Of Summer’ Scribes

By | Wednesday April 27, 2011 @ 3:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

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.

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Fox 2000 & Shawn Levy To Tell Revisionist Romeo & Juliet Story

By | Friday November 12, 2010 @ 3:29pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has completed its second book purchase in the last two days, acquiring Rebecca Serle’s debut novel Rosaline for Shawn Levy to produce under his 21 Laps banner. (500) Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber will adapt the novel, which provides a new way into the classic story of Romeo and Juliet. This is a contemporary version set in a high school, and the famed love story is told from the vantage point of Rosaline, the jilted ex-girlfriend of Romeo. The scribes wrote Pink Panther 2, on which Levy was executive producer. CAA and Foundry Literary + Media repped the book, which will be published next spring by Simon Pulse. WME reps Levy. The Rosaline sale follows a big deal the label made yesterday to acquire the three-book novel series by Julianna Baggott that starts with Pure, a novel that will be auctioned to publishers Tuesday.

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