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‘Wicked’ Producer Marc Platt Hopes Film Adaptation Gets Released In 2016
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Wicked

The international press tour for Into The Woods is currently in progress, and with the film being a commercial success, journalists are asking producer Marc Platt about his next projects.

One of those projects is a big-screen adaptation of Wicked, which has Stephen Daldry attached to direct and Winnie Holzman penning the script. The musical is actually based on the book of the same name, and focuses on the events before The Wizard of Oz, before Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West. Platt hopes to get the film into theaters by 2016, which would mean that he would need to get the project into production sooner rather than later.

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Diablo Cody Looks To Put Her Own Spin On ‘Sweet Valley High’
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Sweet Valley High

Universal Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the rights to make a feature-length movie based on the popular book series Sweet Valley High. If the deal works out smoothly, the studio already has Juno and Jennifer’s Body writer Diablo Cody in line to pen the adaption. Cody set the project in motion with Mason Novick, who together went looking for the rights and made their pitch to Universal. Cody and Novick would also be producing along with Marc Platt.

Cody has settled into a groove where high school kids are a prime element to her stories. Juno, Jennifer’s Body, and her Showtime series The United States of Tara all have characters who are dealing with that time in their lives, so this would certainly be a fitting project for her, though some may want to see her spread her wings and fly a little.

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