Actress and filmmaker Hannah Marks (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The Swimsuit Issue, After Everything) will direct Fox 2000’s adaptation of John Green’s (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns) novel Turtles All the Way Down, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Turtles All the Way Down is the story of a 16-year-old girl named Aza with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She’s trying to solve the mystery of a fugitive billionaire with her friend Daisy to nab the $100,000 reward.
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Here is the Amazon description for the novel: “Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.”
Elizabeth Berger and Issac Aptaker wrote the adapted screenplay. The film will be overseen by Temple Hill, which oversaw The Fault in Our Stars, with Isaac Klausner and Marty Bowen. Green will executive produce the film with Rosianna Halse Rojas. Fox 2000 has the project with Erin Siminoff and Molly Saffron.
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