Jon M. Chu To Produce & In Talks To Direct Feature Take On YA Novel ‘Everlasting Report’ For Warner Bros.

EXCLUSIVE: Jon M. Chu we hear is ready to provide a characteristic adaptation of Mary H.Okay. Choi’s bestselling YA romance novel Everlasting Report for Warner Bros. He’s additionally in talks to direct.

Printed by Simon & Schuster Books for Younger Readers, the novel explores how social media influences relationships day-after-day. Pablo Rind and Leanna Good are opposites who appeal to in an sudden romance. Pablo is a school dropout, working the graveyard shift at a 24-hour deli in Brooklyn, as much as his eyeballs in bank card and pupil mortgage debt. Leanna has sufficient social media followers to populate entire continents. Her model is unstoppable. She graduated from baby stardom to change into a world icon and her grownup life is a queasy blur of personal planes, step-and-repeats, aspirational resort rooms, and strangers screaming for her simply to note them. Pablo and Leanna meet at 5AM on the bodega within the useless of winter and shortly change into ‘a factor’ and the story follows the problems of that and their self-discovery.

Choi will pen the difference and can function an government producer on the venture. Chu will produce the movie by means of his manufacturing firm Chu Studios Productions. Everlasting Report debuted on the New York Occasions Bestsellers Listing in September.

Chu directed the Golden Globe-SAG nominated $238M-plus world hit Loopy Wealthy Asians for Warner Bros. which reignited the romantic comedy style on the field workplace after a protracted drought. He lately directed the characteristic adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights which hits theaters on June 26. The filmmaker’s director credit, on the world field workplace, which included G.I. Retaliation, Now You See Me 2, and Step Up 3D have amassed near $1.four billion.

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UTA brokered the deal on behalf of Choi. She is represented by Edward Orloff of McCormick Literary Company and UTA and managed by Jermaine Johnson of three Arts. Chu is represented by UTA and Artists First. Peter Dodd and Rebecca Cho are shepherding the venture for Warners.