Hi everyone! And a happy Fourth of July Weekend to everyone in the States.
I’m back from an amazing tour for UNCOMMON CRIMINALS. It was so much fun talking to everyone who came out to get their books signed. The stores were so supportive and most of them still have a ton of autographed copies of all of my books, so if you’re in the market for a signed copy, call around. I bet you can find one and get it shipped to you!
Of course, a huge part of tour is always doing Q&A with the crowds that came out. And, of course, at every single stop, someone would ask if either Heist Society or Gallagher Girls were going to become a movie. And at every single stop I had to say that there really was no news that I could discuss.
Well…then everything changed with these words from The Hollywood Reporter.
Drew Barrymore to Produce and Direct Young-Adult Thriller ‘Heist Society’ (Exclusive)
That’s the headline that someone emailed me late Thursday and, with that, everything got kind of crazy. (read the full article here.)
As I’ve said many, many, many times before, authors have no role in the movie making process. I have spoken with the producers a couple of times but not in many, many months. So while I knew they were in discussions with Drew Barrymore to become involved in the process I wasn’t sure it was official.
The next morning I was on the phone with Amy from MTV’s Hollywood Crush, chatting about the news. (Read the full interview here.) Over the course of the day I got dozens of messages via email and twitter from people wishing me well.
I really wish I had more news to share, but right now I honestly don’t. As I told MTV, I haven’t spoken with the producers, the studio, or Drew. I don’t know how the script is looking or if they anticipate moving forward with casting or anything in the near future.
What I DO know is this: the project appears to still be alive! (Yay!) But it takes SO MANY things to fall into place for a movie to actually be made, that , while this news is exciting, it doesn’t mean that we for sure will see a Heist Society movie.
All I know is that people are working hard and still enjoying the project, and I’m very, very grateful for that.
Thanks for the kind words and well wishes and, again, have a happy holiday weekend.
ps: if you want to know about the Gallagher Girls becoming a movie, check out the FAQ page of this site.