‘Like A Love Story’ Optioned For The Silver Screen

Another book, another option.

But we aren’t complaining about it. Abdi Nazemian’s book, Like A Love Story, has been optioned for the silver screen.

Sharp Objects creator Marti Noxon and Executive Producer Jessica Rhoades have optioned the film and TV rights of the Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins novel. They will be developing the novel into a feature film. Nazemian will be adapting the book for the screen and also serve as a producer on the project.

If you haven’t read the book, here’s the synopsis –

It’s 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing.

Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He’s terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he’s gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media’s images of men dying of AIDS.

Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP. Judy has never imagined finding romance…until she falls for Reza and they start dating.

Art is Judy’s best friend, their school’s only out and proud teen. He’ll never be who his conservative parents want him to be, so he rebels by documenting the AIDS crisis through his photographs.

As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his deception that won’t break Judy’s heart–and destroy the most meaningful friendship he’s ever known.

“Abdi Nazemian has written a sweet, funny and compelling novel with characters that jump off the page. It’s a wonderful romance that’s also a call to activism, which is no small feat. We’re thrilled to work with the extraordinary Abdi and help bring this captivating story to the screen,” said Noxon and Rhoades in a statement.

Have you read the book? What do you think? Are you excited for the possibility of a movie?

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