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Warner Bros. nabs ‘Heist Society’

Studio acquires feature rights to Ally Carter novel

Warner Bros. has decided to join “The Heist Society,” snapping up feature rights to Ally Carter’s novel and setting it up with Warner-based Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan producing.

Shauna Cross (“Whip It!”) has been tapped to pen the screenplay.

“Heist Society,” due to be published this month by Hyperion, centers on a teenage girl balancing school and her family’s criminal activities. In the novel, the story’s triggered by powerful mobster being robbed of his priceless art collection — with the girl’s father as the main suspect — and the protagonist responding by assembling a crew to steal it back.

The studio plans for the main characters to be aged up slightly to their early 20s.

Carter also penned the “Gallagher Girls” series set in a girls boarding school for spies. Di Novi produced “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” projects along a trio of Nicholas Sparks’ adaptations for the studio — “Nights in Rodanthe,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Message in a Bottle.”

Cross also penned the adaptation of romancer “If I Stay” for Summit with Catherine Hardwicke attached to direct.

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