Simon & Schuster book to be adapted for bigscreen

A correction was made to this article on Apr. 27, 2004.

Emmett/Furla Films and Valhalla Motion Pictures have acquired feature rights to Rachel Cohn’s novel “Pop Princess.”

Published this month by Simon & Schuster, “Pop Princess” is the story of a small-town teen who gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming a pop star.

“Pop Princess” will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla. Rachel Specter, who brought the project to the company and M. Dal Walton, III, Emmett Furla’s VP of development and business affairs will executive produce.

Emmett/Furla and Valhalla have also teamed on “Micronauts,” based on the popular toy and comic, as well as an adaptation of Beverly Brandt’s novel “Room Service.”

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