〉Temple Hill Produced Boone’s Fault In Our Stars Adaptation
Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Entertainment are developing a romantic comedy based on a story by Fault In Our Stars hemler Josh Boone. Currently titled KELLY JACKSON, the deeply funny/emotional love story has been pitched as Bridget Jones’ Diary with elements of Jerry Maguire in the mix. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing the rom-com, with Isaac Klausner overseeing. Erin Siminoff will oversee development on the project for Fox.
Further details about the pic’s story are being kept tightly under wraps, but it’s been touted as a comical, yet touching portrayal of a burgeoning romance, much in the line tonally of Boone’s first feature, Stuck in Love, which starred Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, and Jennifer Connelly. Sources tell me that Boone won’t write it, and that the studio is already talking with potential scribes.
Temple Hill is a perfect match for the project, having produced The Fault In Our Stars, as well as the Nicholas Sparks adaptations Safe Haven and The Longest Ride, not to mention the hugely successful Twilight franchise. Up next, they’ll produce The Maze Runner sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and another John Green adaptation, Paper Towns, which bows July 16th.
Fox also just released Fault In Our Stars and Longest Ride, as well as last month’s horror remake Poltergeist, which starred Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt. Next up, they’ll release Temple’s Paper Towns and David O. Russell’s biopic Joy, which stars frequent Russell collaborators Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper.
Boone is repped by CAA.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor