Fox Atomic Digs Beth Cooper

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Fox Atomic has picked up the film rights to Larry Doyle’s debut novel, “I Love You, Beth Cooper,” and set it up with Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan to produce through their 1492 Pictures.

Doyle, a magazine writer and TV writer, will pen the screenplay. Doyle’s TV credits include “The Simpsons” and “Beavis and Butt-Head.”

As with any project 1492 produces, “Beth Cooper” is a potential directing vehicle for Columbus.

The comic romp follows the adventures of geeky high school valedictorian who decides he has nothing to lose by making a play for a popular cheerleader, declaring his love during the graduation speech.