LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On the heels of the publication of the final installment of Becca Fitzpatrick's international best-selling series, THE HUSH, HUSH SAGA, LD Entertainment, the studio behind THE GREY and THE COLLECTION, has optioned the film rights to the four young adult novels. Patrick Sean Smith, creator of the acclaimed television series, "Greek," will adapt the screenplay with production expected to begin in the fall of 2013.
First published in 2010 by Simon & Schuster, HUSH, HUSH was on The New York Times bestseller list for 36 weeks and has been sold in over 35 countries with over two million copies in print in the US. Fitzpatrick wrote three additional novels with the final installment of the series, FINALE, which went on-sale on October 23rd, 2012.
HUSH, HUSH centers on sixteen-year-old Nora Grey whose life quickly changes when she meets Patch, a mysterious new bad boy in school. Her instincts tell her to stay away from him, but Nora can't help being drawn to his undeniable charm. As they get closer, Nora finds herself in dangerous inexplicable situations and begins to realize that Patch is actually a fallen angel with harmful intentions.
Said Fitzpatrick, "Fans of the book have been clamoring for a movie since HUSH, HUSH debuted and I'm thrilled to let them know that the film rights have sold to LD Entertainment. It's exciting to think that Patch and Nora's story will be brought to life on the big screen."
About LD Entertainment
LD Entertainment is an independent production, acquisitions and distribution company founded by CEO Mickey Liddell. In January 2012, Liddell Entertainment launched its own distribution arm headed by David Dinerstein, forming LD Entertainment. In addition to producing four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million, the company also acquires films for domestic distribution.
In its initial year, LD Entertainment released KILLER JOE, directed by William Friedkin, written by Tracy Letts, starring Matthew McConaughey and their own feature production THE COLLECTION (Nov. 30, 2012), from SAW IV, V, VI and VII writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, starring Josh Stewart. Additionally, LD Entertainment will release DISCONNECT (2013), starring Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Bateman; DEVIL'S RAPTURE (2013), starring Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Carpenter; and THÉRÈSE (2013), starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange, based on the novel Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola. BLACK ROCK, acquired at The 2012 Sundance Film Festival, directed by Katie Aselton, written by Mark Duplass, starring Kate Bosworth, will be released in 2013.
Founded in 2007, Liddell Entertainment, a division of LD Entertainment, produced THE GREY, starring Liam Neeson; SILENT HOUSE, starring Elizabeth Olsen; and THE DETAILS, starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks. Liddell Entertainment also acquired a wide array of films including the three-time Oscar-nominated film, ALBERT NOBBS, starring Oscar-nominee Glenn Close; the Academy Award-nominated BIUTIFUL, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, starring Javier Bardem; I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor; and GOOD HAIR, starring Chris Rock.
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