Catherine Hardwicke in Talks to Direct 'Love Letters to the Dead' (Exclusive)
The 'Twilight' director reunites with producers Temple Hill.
There's a Twilight reunion brewing.
Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first teen vampire film, is in early talks to direct Love Letters to the Dead, a book adaptation being produced by Twilight producers Temple Hill Entertainment.
The Fox 2000 project is an adaptation of Ava Dellaira’s Love Letters to the Dead, which was published in April 2014. The hot book centers on a character named Laurel who for an English class assignment writes a letter to a dead person, Kurt Cobain. Soon, she has a notebook full of letters to famous dead people including Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart and Heath Ledger. In these letters, she shares her own experiences about starting high school, figuring out friendships and finding love. She also writes about the abuse she suffered and the death of her sister May, who was supposed to be looking after her. By writing down the truth about her experiences, she starts to come to terms with the truth about her sister.
Dellaira will write the script.
Hardwick helmed the first Twilight film, which hit theaters in 2008 and launched the $3.3 billion franchise. Temple Hill's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who produced the successful YA franchise, are producing Love Letters. Their recent projects include the adaptation of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns (which opens on July 24), plus Fox's Maze Runner franchise.
Hardwicke’s recent projects include 2013’s Plush and 2011’s Red Riding Hood. She’s in post on indie Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore. She’s repped by CAA, Manage-ment and Sloane, Offer.