'Paper' based on John Green's new novel
Brian Tucker. “John Green is funny, smart and wildly talented. We are having a blast working with him,” said Russell Smith, who is producing along with his Mr. Mudd partners Malkovich and Lianne Halfon. Mandate’s Nathan Kahane exec produces. Mary Lee, who brought the project into the production and finance company, will co-produce. “Paper Towns,” Green’s third novel, was published Oct. 16 by Dutton Books. Green’s first book, “Looking for Alaska,” was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Josh Schwartz penned the adaptation for Paramount and is attached to direct. Green, along with his brother Hank, is also the co-creator and co-star of the videoblog Brotherhood 2.0.