Jon Chu Steps Up For “Matched”

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By: James Silverwolfe

is in early negotiations to direct for Disney, based on the book of the same name by Ally Condie. The most recent draft was written by Kieran and Michelle Mulroney.

The story is set in a future society where people are told what to read, what to watch, what to believe and who to love, the story centers on a young woman who rejects an arranged romance and chooses her own path.

Producing will be Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot.

Chu last directed the, ahem, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” documentary, and also helmed both “Step Up 2: The Streets” and “Step Up 3D”. He’s currently waiting to prove to us that he can do cool stuff with “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” awaiting release.

He is repped by .

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