I don’t know about you, but I am loving the resurgence of teen rom-com’s. I am loving the contemporary stories that are being optioned and making their way to the screen.
We all love To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and the people behind it have optioned a new book. Matt Kaplan and his Ace Entertainment banner have acquired the film-adaptation rights of YA novel 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston.
J. Mills Goodloe, who wrote Everything, Everything, is attached to write the script.
The book centers on recently heartbroken Sophie, who escapes to her grandparents’ house where her grandmother plots to set her up on 10 different blind dates set up by different family members. When her ex-boyfriend turns up unexpectedly, Sophie is more confused than ever because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else… someone who is definitely not available.
“We immediately fell in love with the vivid world Ashley created in her novel,” said Kaplan, the former president of Awesomeness Films. “From a charming, memorable family to the way she portrays romance and coming-of-age, we knew instantly that it was the perfect fit for the kinds of relevant, YA content we want to be making at Ace Entertainment and can’t wait to bring these characters to life.”
Have you read 10 Blind Dates ? What do you think of the book?