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.
Kimberly Peirce to helm ‘Wicked Lovely’
Caroline Thompson to adapt from original novel