Warner Brothers Buys Kiera Cass’ Bestseller ‘The Selection’

This Wednesday, Warner Bros have after a bidding war, acquired the film rights to Kiera Cass’ young adult genre bestseller ‘The Selection’. The studio has set scribe Katie Lovejoy to adapt the the first book in The Selection trilogy, which could become one of the next major franchises. Screenwriter Katie Lovejoy’s most recent project was an NBC pilot.

A tagline for the book is “Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…” and follows 17-year-old America Singer, with the chance of a lifetime, and should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love. Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.

The Selection is a worldwide best seller with over 3.5 million copies sold and two sequel books published. HarperTeen of HarperCollins Publishers have just made a two-book deal in order to assure the continuation of the book series, which popularity for will surely soar after the films release.

Here is the trailer for the book, which was published on April 24th, 2012.


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