Universal has tapped Kimberly Peirce to direct fantasy vehicle “Wicked Lovely,” a Wild West Picture Show Prods. project.
Vince Vaughn, Valeri Vaughn and Peter Billingsley will produce for Wild West. Caroline Thompson is adapting the Melissa Marr novel.
Story centers on a teenager who has seen dangerous faeries her entire life.
“Wicked Lovely,” published by HarperCollins, is a New York Times bestseller and has been published in 18 languages. Other books in the series include “Ink Exchange” and “Fragile Eternity”; the fourth book, “Radiant Shadows,” was published earlier this year.
Kristin Lowe and Kiska Higgs will oversee the project for U.
Peirce’s credits include “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Stop-Loss.”
CAA represented the book’s motion picture rights on behalf of Marr. Peirce is repped by CAA and Thompson by ICM.