Sources tell Variety the studio is using the multitrack strategy and has hired Bert Royal, Hilary Winston and Lindsey Beer to each write their own scripts for the live-action feature.
With Sony already having dated the film for a June, 2017, release, the studio had to try a different strategy after being underwhelmed with the script Diablo Cody recently turned in. Jenny Bicks had also penned a previous draft.
Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes are producing the project, along with Amy Pascal.
Royal wrote the script for the Emma Stone pic “Easy A.” He is repped by CAA, R.E.D. and Hansen, Jacobson.
Winston has written for various TV shows including “Community,” “Happy Endings” and “Bad Teacher,” which she also executive produced. She is repped by UTA, Rise Management and Morris Yorn.
Beer was part of the recent “Transformers” writers’ room, which helped create the outline for the future of the franchise and devised ways to expand it. She is repped by WME.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.