The Secret Life of Bees director Gina Prince-Bythewood has signed on to bring the best-selling novel Before I Fall to the big screen.
Lauren Oliver's 2010 book centers on a high school senior who has it all but dies tragically in a car crash. Well, sorta: She gets a chance to relive her final day ""during one miraculous week"" and in the process solve the mystery surrounding her death ... and make to some startling realizations about her life.
Prince-Bythewood who also helmed the 2000 romance-drama Love & Basketball will rewrite the script originally penned by Maria Maggenti (Monte Carlo), while Jon Shestack (Dan in Real Life) is set to produce.
Young-adult-novel adaptations are kinda 'in' at the moment; just a tad. Could Before I Fall be the genre's next big hit?
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