Uglies: Joey King to Star in Netflix's Adaptation Directed by McG

Uglies: Joey King to Star in Netflix’s Adaptation Directed by McG

Deadline is reporting that Golden Globe nominee Joey King (The Act, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth) will star in and executive produce Netflix’s adaptation of Uglies, based on Scott Westerfield’s international best-selling dystopian fantasy novel. McG (The Babysitter, The Babysitter: Kill QueenRim of the World) is attached to direct the project.

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The story is set in a world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty.

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According to the outlet, King long has been a fan of the series and brought the series to Netflix where the star called them, got them to read the script and the book, and then King got Netflix to option it. Grey’s Anatomy showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff (Station 19, Rebel) is adapting the script.

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Jamie King and Westerfield will also serve as executive producers alongside Joey King. John Davis and Jordan Davis for Davis Entertainment Company will produce along with Robyn Mesinger for Anonymous Content, Dan Spilo for Industry Entertainment, and McG and Mary Viola via their Wonderland banner.

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