It is now official and Melissa Marr herself has tweeted:
@melissa_marr I'm VERY happy to finally share the Wicked Lovely film news: http://tinyurl.com/WLDirector
As found on m.nextmovie.com, the link provided above:
Do you believe in faeries? Mary Harron certainly does.
The director of "American Psycho" and "The Notorious Bettie Page" will soon try her hand at young adult fantasy as she prepares to direct the adaptation of Melissa Marr's novel, "Wicked Lovely," according to Deadline.
"Wicked Lovely" chronicles the adventures of Aislinn, a young woman who has always been able to keep her singular ability to see faeries under control by following three rules:
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
Unfortunately, the faeries are now interested in her, particularly Keenan, the "Summer King" who has targeted Aislinn to be his Queen. Suddenly, none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore -- and she soon faces the wrath of Beira, the evil Winter Queen.
Kimberly Pierce ("Boys Don't Cry") was previously attached to direct the Universal-based project, which Vince Vaughn is producing via his Wild West Picture Sow Productions.
No word on casting yet, though we're sure every young actress in Hollywood who auditioned for the role of Katniss in "The Hunger Games" will now want a shot at Aislinn, too.
We'll have to see if "Wicked Lovely" will kick-start a new mega-franchise along the lines of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" or if it will inspire shrugs with moviegoers like "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and "The Golden Compass." We personally think it has the magic to be something pretty big!
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