〉Maureen Johnson’s coming of age novel is set for adaptation.
New Line Cinema and Alloy Entertainment are developing a film adaptation of Maureen Johnson’s hit novel 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES. Elysa Dutton is set to produce, with Andrea Johnston overseeing for the studio. The story follows a seventeen-year-old girl named Ginny on a coming-of-age adventure. After her Aunt passes away, Ginny realizes that she’s been left with thirteen envelopes containing money and instructions for a journey for her to take. The trip takes her around the world, where she discovers various cultures, and most importantly, herself.
Published in 2006, 13 Little Blue Envelopes received a follow up by Johnson in 2012, titled The Last Little Blue Envelope. Johnson is a co-writer of the 2008 Winter anthology romantic novel Let It Snow, along with John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), and Lauren Myracle. CBS Films is currently adapting Let It Snow with Finding Neverland writer Jordan Roter penning the screenplay.
Dutton served as an associate producer on the 1999 hit sports drama Varsity Blues. She is next set to oversee development on the upcoming adaption of the Anna Carey thriller Blackbird.
Johnson is repped by KT Literary.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer