Columbia Pictures has optioned the feature rights to Leslie Marshall’s debut novel “A Girl Could Stand Up” for producer Laura Ziskin.
Published this month by Grove/Atlantic, the coming-of-age story begins when a young girl loses her parents in a freak accident at an amusement park. Surrogate parents come in the form of two uncles — one a macho photographer, the other a crossdresser.
Col senior VP Andrea Gianetti will oversee the project’s development.
Marshall is a contributing editor for InStyle.