Warner Bros Pictures and Alloy Entertainment have joined forces to bring a longstanding Young Adult contemporary series to the big screen!
The companies are developing Kate Brian’s Private, the first in a fourteen book series by the same name. The novel, which was published in 2006, tells the story of Reed Brennan, a teen who will do just about anything to impress a pair of enigmatic sisters at her new private school. Along the path to acceptance, Reed will come across some serious skeletons at Easton Academy.
The book will be adapted by Stacy Rukeyser, the writer and executive producer behind Lifetime’s UnReal.
Alloy originally released Private as a web series back in 2009, but the author is clearly enthusiastic about a movie take on the books!
PRIVATE FANS! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! PRIVATE MOVIE IN THE WORKS! https://t.co/63JHV56Ku7
— Kate Brian (@Kate_Brian) February 24, 2016
Fifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy—the golden ticket away from her pill-popping mother and run-of-the-mill suburban life. But when she arrives on the beautiful, tradition-steeped campus of Easton, everyone is just a bit more sophisticated, a bit more gorgeous, and a lot wealthier than she ever thought possible. Reed realizes that even though she has been accepted to Easton, Easton has not accepted her. She feels like she’s on the outside, looking in.
Until she meets the Billings Girls.
They are the most beautiful, intelligent, and intensely confident girls on campus. And they know it. They hold all the power in a world where power is fleeting but means everything. Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.
Reed uses every part of herself—the good, the bad, the beautiful—to get closer to the Billings Girls. She quickly discovers that inside their secret parties and mountains of attitude, hanging in their designer clothing-packed closets the Billings Girls have skeletons. And they’ll do anything to keep their secrets private.