Thursday, June 26, 2014 |
Sarah Polley at Venice Film Festival in 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Canadian actor and director Sarah Polley will adapt John Green's YA novel Looking for Alaska.
Green, who has has current success at the box office with the adaptation of his novel The Fault in Our Stars taking in $26.1 million on opening day, broke the news via Twitter on June 25.
So excited to announce that the brilliant filmmaker Sarah Polley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of Looking for Alaska.-- John Green (@realjohngreen) June 26, 2014
Looking for Alaska was published in 2005, with Paramount picking up the film rights shortly after that. The novel centres around Miles "Pudge" Halter, an average boy at a boarding school who is in love with his classmate Alaska Young. Unfortunately, so it everyone else at their school.
Polley is no stranger to making book-to-film adaptations. She made her directorial debut with Away From Her in 2006, which was based on the Alice Munro short story "The Bear Came over the Mountain." Polley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film.