From today’s VARIETY… THE BIG FABULOUS NEWS!!!!
‘Au Pairs’ for Warner
Barrymore shingle to produce young-adult tome series
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, DAVE MCNARY
Bros. Pictures has bought the film rights to Melissa de la Cruz’s
steamy young-adult book series "The Au Pairs," setting up the first
tome to be adapted and produced by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films.
Alloy Entertainment also will produce.
Three books have been published in the "Au Pair" series, with the fourth due out next spring.
first, "The Au Pairs," takes up as three teenage girls learn how the
other half lives when they take summer jobs as au pairs for a wealthy
family with a home in the Hamptons.
Like Cecily von Ziegesar’s
"Gossip Girl" series and Zoe Dean’s "The A-List" series, de la Cruz’s
series offers plenty of juicy fun and teen sex for the millions of
girls who are gravitating to such titles. ("Gossip Girl" is being
developed into a TV skein for the CW by Josh Schwartz.)
Pairs" producers are Barrymore and Flower Film partner Nancy Juvonen,
along with Alloy prexy Leslie Morgenstein. Alloy’s Bob Levy will exec
Flower Films has a first-look deal with Warners.
that awesome??? Our girls, on the big screen? I have absolutely NO say
in any casting or even script development, all I’m going to do,
hopefully, is get to hang out on the set one day (with my dad, who is
DYING to see a real movie being filmed) and meet Drew
(AHMYGODILOVEDREW) Barrymore and maybe even walk the red carpet at the
premiere. (Oh, an author can dream!)
Anyway, working hard on the
AU PAIRS 4 outline right now… I’ve got to deliver that book before I
deliver my baby! Lots of juicy, fabulous fun in store!!!
The book (which is still untitled) comes out next May!