Studio options rights to Lizabeth Zindel novel
Fox Atomic has optioned “Girl of the Moment,” the Lizabeth Zindel novel that was published in April by Viking Young Adult.FilmColony’s Richard Gladstein will produce, and Neil Parris will exec produce. Book is a comedy about a teen girl who lands a once-in-a-lifetime chance to intern for a famous teen starlet, thrusting the heroine into a glamorous and catty inner world of young celebrity. “There was a survey done by the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse U. that found that 43.4% of teen girls wanted to become celebrity personal assistants. They chose this option twice as often as being president of a college, three times more often than U.S. senator and four times more than chief executive of a major company,” Gladstein said. Gladstein is coming off another chick-lit adaptation, “The Nanny Diaries” for the Weinstein Co., as well as “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” which was released by Fox Walden. He’s also producing “Killshot,” the upcoming John Madden-directed adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel for the Weinstein Co.