Mandate, Malkovich Adapting Paper Towns


Mandate Pictures and John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd company will team on a big screen adaptation of “Paper Towns,” based on John Green’s just-published novel.

Variety says the high school romp centers on Quentin, who is drafted by the school’s queen of cool, Margo, to be her accomplice in an all-night spree of revenge against her superjock ex-boyfriend. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, Quentin makes the most of the opportunity for unrivaled proximity to his dream girl.

The two companies are also developing Broken City, a noir drama with a political twist written by playwright Brian Tucker.