Aguirre-Sacasa in talks for ‘Daughter’

'Glee' scribe may adapt Shepherd's young adult novel

“Glee” co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in talks to adapt Megan Shepherd’s upcoming young adult novel “Madman’s Daughter” for Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire banner.

The Gothic thriller, the first in a planned trilogy of books, will be published in January by HarperCollins’ Balzer + Bray imprint. Paramount Pictures optioned the book for Fake Empire last August.

Schwartz and Savage will produce via Fake Empire; Lis Rowinski, who oversees the shingle’s film business, brought the project in.

Aguirre-Sacasa is a versatile scribe active in film, TV and theater, as well as comicbooks. He rewrote the book for the Broadway show “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark” and has been widely credited with making the show a success. He recently completed the script for MGM/Screen Gems’ remake of “Carrie,” based on the Stephen King novel. In addition to serving as a co-producer on Fox’s hit series “Glee,” for which he penned this season’s episode “The First Time,” Aguirre-Sacasa also co-wrote the first season of Marvel’s new “Fantastic Four” comicbook with David Marquez.

Fake Empire is best known as the banner behind the CW’s hit series “Gossip Girl”; its first film, “Fun Size,” hits theaters in October. In addition to producing with Savage, Schwartz directed the pic from a script by Max Werner. Fake Empire is currently developing “Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick,” “Let It Snow,” “The Luxe” and the Savage-scripted “The Likeness.”

Aguirre-Sacasa is repped by WME.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety