Jandy Nelson’s ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

Ill give you the sun movie

Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to Jandy Nelson’s upcoming coming of age novel “I’ll Give You the Sun.”

The studio has set the project with Warner-based Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. Di Novi’s credits include “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “Crazy Stupid Love” and “Nights in Rodanthe.”

Dial Press, a division of Penguin, will publish the novel in September. Courtenay Valenti and newly promoted creative exec Julia Spiro will oversee for the studio

“Sun” tells the story of two teenage twins, Noah and Jude, both budding artists who are torn apart in the wake of a family tragedy, but are reunited as they put the pieces back together. The book has received strong early reviews.

Nelson’s debut novel “The Sky Is Everywhere” also received strong reviews. She’s a former literary agent who lives in San Francisco, not far from the settings of “The Sky Is Everywhere” and “I’ll Give You the Sun.”

Paradigm represented Jandy in this deal on behalf of Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties.

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  1. Ooh Murder says:

    I genuinely feel that this would make a beautiful movie. Some books aren’t meant for the big screen, and that ends up spoiling it for the avid readers, because we hoped so much. But there are those in which you can see the movie adaptation rising in your eyes. It’ll be a hard task but I think that if it’s done proper and true, it’ll be marvellous. If this is adapted into a movie, I won’t accept anything less than perfect. It’s so very possible. Noah and Jude and Brian and Oscar and art have a special spot in my heart, and it’ll break if this goes haywire. This book has changed me, something I can’t say about many other books. It was heart-enchantingly lovely. And one more thing before I bore you guys out of your minds: in the movie, I want to see every little detail. Make it two parts if you can’t fit it all into one. I do not wish to see anything missing. The Floating Dresses, Noah’s first impressions of Brian, the way he saw everything in portraits, NoahandJude’s rock paper scissors game. All. Of. It. It makes me feel things I can’t explain. Do make it a miracle in the film industry for those of us who treasure I’ll Give You The Sun in our hearts.

  2. Marisol Starr says:

    I am completely obsessed with the book… I just finished it this morning and I’m in love.

  3. John G. says:

    I never read the book, but the story sounds interesting. I’ll tell you this: If there is anyone who could tackle this type of plot, it’s Sam Mendes. He is the king of character-driven films. I say hire him for the film. Would like to read the book, though.

  4. BCB says:

    PLEASE DO NOT MAKE I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN INTO A MOVIE. I know I don’t have any say in the matter, but Noah and Jude’s story is so beautiful as a book…I don’t want it to be twisted to fit any other form. Even though the twisting is completely unintentional (usually), it just happens. I need this to stay a book. I just do. And that’s probably not a good reason in your eyes (whoever’s reading this), but I figured it was worth a try.

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