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Paramount bakes ‘Alaska’

Paramount has decided to go “Looking for Alaska,” signing “The OC” creator Josh Schwartz to write and direct the coming-of-age comedy-drama. Paramount outbid several other studios for film rights to “Looking for Alaska,” John Green’s novel of love and loss among teens at an Alabama boarding school and centered on Alaska Young, the reckless girl who’s the object of affection for most males at the school.

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