×

Bailee Madison to Star in ‘Someone Else’s Summer’ Movie Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Bailee Madison will star in the movie adaptation of Rachel Bateman’s coming-of-age novel “Someone Else’s Summer.”

Producer Beth Grossbard landed the option and will produce via her eponymous company. The novel will be published this month by Running Press Kids/Hachette Book Group and is going to auction for international rights.

“Someone Else’s Summer” follows a young woman whose life gets turned upside down after her sister dies on the night of her high school graduation. Madison’s character sets out to honor her sister by fulfilling everything on her summer bucket, including a road trip with her sister’s best friend/the boy next door, which takes them from their sleepy Iowa town to the shores of the Atlantic.

“I’m thrilled such incredible talent is attached to this,” Bateman said. “This story is extremely special to me and I can’t wait to see it brought to life on the screen.”

Madison is best known for playing Grace Russell, the daughter of Catherine Bell’s character on the Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch.” She also starred in the Hallmark movie “Northpole” and was a series regular on ABC’s “Trophy Wife.”

Madison is repped by The Gersh Agency, Coast to Coast Talent Group, and Myman-Greenspan. The deal was negotiated by Paradigm on behalf of Rachel Bateman and Liza Fleissig of Liza Royce Agency.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'National Treasure 3' Moves Ahead From Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer

    Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer are moving ahead with a third “National Treasure” movie with “Bad Boys for Life” screenwriter Chris Bremner tapped to write the script. Bremner has also signed to write a fourth “Bad Boys” for Sony with Bruckheimer producing. Bruckheimer produced the three “Bad Boys” and the two “National Treasure” movies. The “National [...]

  • Mike (WILL SMITH), Marcus (MARTIN LAWRENCE)

    'Bad Boys 4' in the Works at Sony Pictures

    Sony Pictures has launched early development of an untitled fourth “Bad Boys” movie with “Bad Boys for Life” screenwriter Chris Bremner returning to write the script. Bremner has also signed to write “National Treasure 3” for Disney with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. Bruckheimer produced the three “Bad Boys” and the two “National Treasure” movies. Bremner teamed [...]

  • Corsican Summer, Los Conductos

    Belgium's Best Friend Forever Nabs Berlinale-Bound 'Los Conductos,' 'Corsican Summer' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Brussels-based company Best Friend Forever acquired two debut features, Camilo Restrepo’s Berlinale-bound “Los Conductos” and Pascal Tagnati’s “Corsican Summer.” Both films are produced by up and coming outfit 5à7 films. Set to premiere at the Berlinale’s new competitive section Encounters, “Los Conductos” is a Spanish-language film set in Medellin (Colombia) and loosely based on the [...]

  • Bob Iger

    Bob Iger's Disney Compensation Drops to $47.5 Million in 2019

    Disney chief Bob Iger saw his compensation for 2019 drop to $47.5 million, a 28% decline from his 2018 pay package. Disney’s leader earned $3 million in salary and a $21.8 million bonus, plus another $10 million in stock awards and $9.6 million in stock options, Disney disclosed in the company’s annual proxy filing with [...]

  • WTFilms' Gregory Chambet on Riding the

    WTFilms' Gregory Chambet on Riding the New Wave of French Genre Movies

    French horror, fantasy and sci-fi movies – in large part generated by a younger generation of directors combining genre and arthouse styles – are a rising force on the international scene. Among the companies riding this genre wave is WTFilms. French crossover films are a key programming strand at A-list festivals. For example, Cannes Directors’ [...]

  • Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star

    Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Soaring to $70 Million Opening

    “Bad Boys for Life” is tracking for a solid launch with as much as $70 million at 3,740 venues in North America over the four-day holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday. The figure was nearly double pre-release forecasts. Some sources cautioned that the final number could be closer to $60 million but “Bad Boys for [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content