This article was corrected on May 8, 2003.
Producer David Permut has acquired C.D. Payne’s novel “Youth in Revolt.”
Published by Alvia Press, book is the journal of a precocious high school student who goes on a quest to lose his virginity.
The novel was brought to Permut by Miranda Freiberg, who’ll co-produce with Permut Presents production veep Steve Longi. Permut will look to sign a writer in hopes of making a studio deal.
Payne has penned four humor novels; one of them, “Party Animals,” is being produced by the Farrelly brothers, with Seth MacFarlane (“The Family Guy”) writing and directing.
Permut just wrapped the Jeff Nathanson-directed “Providence” for Touchstone, and most recently set up a film about the life of Sammy Davis Jr. as a vehicle for Eddie Griffin.