Universal Adapting Cate Tiernan’s Sweep

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Universal Pictures is adapting Cate Tiernan’s best-selling young adult fantasy series “Sweep” with Robert Nelson Jacobs attached to write the script.

Alloy Entertainment is producing with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions.

The project centers “on a 16-year-old girl who discovers she’s a blood witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. Ultimately, she must decide whether to use her powers for good or evil.”

Vaughn is producing with Wild West’s Sandra J. Smith and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein. Alloy’s Bob Levy is executive producing.

Jacobs’ credits include Chocolat, The Water Horse and Extraordinary Measures.

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