BCDF Pictures has hired ‘The Simpsons’ producer David Mirkin to direct the movie adaptation of Sally Thorne’s THE HATING GAME.
We recently just heard about BCDF Pictures’ plans for several books to be adapted for film, including Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret?, which already announced Alexandra Daddario as the female lead, and two popular YA book series, Marie Lu’s Legend and Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush. Now they’ve included Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game.
We don’t have any casting news just yet, but they’ve hired The Simpsons producer David Mirkin to take on directing duties for this bestselling romantic comedy. Mirkin has directed two other feature films, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion and Heartbreakers.
The Hating Game was published in 2016 and was Thorne’s debut novel. Since its release, it has garnered rave reviews, including a starred review on Kirkus and has an average rating of 4.23 on Goodreads from over 50,000 readers.
Here’s the overview from the book:
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.