Caroline Thompson to adapt from original novel
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.