Secret #2 has broken, and boy is it Aca-Awesome…
Heist Society has been optioned by Lionsgate (yes, the studio that brought us Hunger Games) and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks (yes, Effie Trinket herself)!
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As most of you probably know, Pitch Perfect was my favorite movie of last year.
There are too few movies that feature women–much less movies that feature bright, capable YOUNG women. Pitch Perfect has been one of very few exceptions to that in recent history, and so I am ecstatic to entrust Heist Society to the people who made that movie possible.
It is all still VERY new, but I have spoken with Max and Elizabeth on the phone, and let me tell you, they are so smart and have such a great grasp of the material that I am absolutely thrilled with the possibilities.
And now…because I know you guys have questions:
Will a movie happen? We cannot say for sure. An option is just that–an option to someday make the material into a movie. It is absolutely not a guarantee. But I am optimistic.
Who will be in the movie? We are still a world away from knowing that.
Will this version of Heist Society age up the characters like last version was going to? Possibly. I don’t think anybody knows for sure yet, but I would certainly be fine with that.
Can I try out for the movie? Again, that is still ages away.
Who is your dream Kat? Hale? I’m pretty sure that the producers and the studio are going to focus on getting the right script first, so I’m going to focus on that as well.
Will you be involved in the movie? Not officially, but I have a good feeling that 1. Max and Elizabeth have a great respect for the material and 2. They will be open to ideas and suggestions.
Does this mean you will write more Heist books (after Perfect Scoundrels)? That has always been my hope. I love these characters and this series, and I have no intention of saying goodbye to them any time soon.
And that’s it, folks. Secret number 2.
I hope you’re as excited about it as I am.