13 MINUTES dives into the sinister side of popularity with two teen favorites!
If you were a big fan of teen drama indulgences on the early 2000s, prepare for some wicked fun at the hands of two of your favorite creators!
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who brought you The O.C. and Gossip Girl, are teaming up once more for a movie adaptation of British novelist Sarah Pinborough‘s YA crime thriller 13 Minutes. The film will be a Netflix exclusive.
Here’s the description, according to THR:
The story centers on a popular high school student who dies under suspicious circumstances for 13 minutes before she is revived. The girl’s former best friend attempts to get back into her good graces by solving this would-be murder, but unwittingly steps into a hornet’s nest of social media driven manipulation and suburban secrets that puts her own life at risk.
The outlet also describes the movie’s tone as “Gone Girl-meets-Mean Girls“.
The movie is currently in development and does not have a release date quite yet.
Want to read the book before you watch the movie? Snag it now on Amazon.