Warner Bros has emerged victorious during a frenzied bidding war for the rights to Jamie McGuire’s novel Beautiful Disaster, which is described as a youth-friendly Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Warners and CBS Films fought over the movie rights for the novel, which started out as a self-published online hit before getting snatched up by a publishing house.
The book follows Abby Abernathy, a teetotal college student who falls for the dangerous-looking Travis Maddox.
They make a bet: if she wins, he has to go without sex for a month. If she loses, she has to live with him for a month. You can guess where it goes from there.
As the balls get rolling (sorry) on a Fifty Shades Of Grey movie adaptation, Beautiful Disaster is seen as less risky for studio executives who don’t have to contend with the same overtly kinky material.
Expect a storm of casting speculations to commence right about now….
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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