Stella Meghie is directing from J. Mills Goodloe’s script, adapted from Nicola Yoon’s young adult novel of the same name. Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton of Alloy Entertainment are producing.
Stenberg will portray a teen with severe combined immunodeficiency, also known as “bubble baby disease,” which causes her to be allergic to practically everything. Due to her condition, she’s unable to leave her house in Los Angeles but she begins to fall in love with a boy who moves in next door.
The book was published in September by Random House’s Delacorte and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times YA best-seller list. It was sold in 34 territories and 32 languages.
Stenberg played the character Rue in “The Hunger Games” and her credits include “As You Are,” which won the Jury Award at Sundance in February. She’s attached to star in “The Hate U Give,” a YA novel inspired by Black Lives Matter, set up with Fox 2000 and Temple Hill.
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Robinson also starred in Rob Reiner’s “Being Charlie” and “The 5th Wave” with Chloe Moretz.
Meghie made her feature directorial debut with “Jean of the Joneses.” Goodloe wrote the script for Blake Lively’s “Age of Adaline” at Lionsgate and Fox’s upcoming “The Mountains Between Us,” starring Idris Elba.
Stenberg is repped by UTA and Del Shaw. Robinson is repped by UTA, Principato Young and Felker Toczek.