DreamWorks Gets Wicked

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DreamWorks has acquired the film rights to the young adult book series “Wicked,” according to Variety. Brothers Aaron and Matthew Benay (Brad Bird’s upcoming 1906) have signed on to write the adaptation.

Written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the five-book series centers on a young woman who learns she is a descendant of a powerful coven of witches. Complications arise when she falls in love with a boy who turns out to be a member of a rival coven.

The first two books in the bestselling series, “Witch” and “Curse,” were published in 2002, followed by “Legacy” and “Spellbound” in 2003. The fifth book, “Resurrection,” was published in July.