MTV puts fork in ‘Devil’

Teen thriller set at Manhattan prep school

MTV Films has purchased Jacob Forman spec script “Handsome Devil” for mid-six figures following a bidding war for the rights and set it up with Kevin Misher.

Teen thriller is set at a Manhattan prep school. Swanna MacNair at Misher Films brought the project to MTV Films’ Carrie Beck.

Forman’s first screenplay, horror thriller “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” was produced by Occupant Films and premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. The Weinstein Co. purchased the film and will release it through Dimension.

Forman also wrote “Devil’s Swing,” set up with 2929 Entertainment; State Street Prods. is producing. Project’s out to directors.

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