FALLEN For the Movies

978-0-385-73893-4Jeremy Irvine, who played the lead in 2011’s War Horse, is set to star in an adaptation of the first book in Lauren Kate’s best selling YA novels featuring fallen angels, Fallen, (RH/Delacorte, 2009) reports Deadline. Starring opposite him will be Addison Timlin, who appeared in the decidedly non-YA Showtime series, Californication

9780385742658Kirkus praised the book’s Southern Gothic atmosphere, as “so well crafted that readers can easily picture Luce walking among the marshes and crumbling buildings.”

No news yet on who is going to play the book’s “evil school librarian.”

Fallen, was followed by Torment (2010), Passion (2011) and the final title in the series, Rapture (2012). Kate begins a new supernatural YA trilogy this fall with Teardrop (RH/Delacorte, 10/22/13; Listening Library).

In other supernatural-YA-romance-to-movie news, the first trailer for Vampire Academy has just appeared online. Based on the first book in Richelle Mead’s series (Penguin/Razorbill), it is expected to be the beginning of a franchise (there’s plenty more material; the series consists of six books with more in the on-going spinoff series Bloodlines). Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), it stars Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry and opens Feb. 14, 2014.

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