Daniel Lagana Will be Spanking Shakespeare

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Daniel Lagana will adapt the young-adult book “Spanking Shakespeare” for Paramount Pictures.

Based on the debut novel by New York-based eighth-grade teacher Jake Wizner, the story centers on Shakespeare Shapiro, who chronicles every mortifying detail of his quest to get into college and find a girlfriend in his memoir.

“Spanking Shakespeare,” which was published in paperback in October, will be released under Paramount’s MTV Films label.