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Jackie Collins to Produce Film Adaptation of Forthcoming Novel

Issue 24 HHH Jackie Collins – P 2013
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Jackie Collins

The author is teaming with Amber Entertainment for "Confessions of a Wild Child."

Jackie Collins is prepping a film adaptation of her forthcoming novel, Confessions of a Wild Child.

The author is teaming with Amber Entertainment and will produce via her Chances Inc. shingle.

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Confessions of a Wild Child, slated to hit bookstores Feb. 4 via St. Martin’s press, is a prequel to Collins' Lucky Santangelo novels. It centers on a 15-year-old Lucky Santangelo as she navigates through her teenage years to become the powerful woman portrayed in the books.

The producers are launching a worldwide search for a young actress to play Lucky, and will create a website for hopefuls to send their auditions.

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“I am thrilled to be bringing Lucky Santangelo to the big screen. She’s a kick ass female and we need more of those!” Collins said in a statement.

In addition to Confessions of a Wild Child, Collins The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is due out April 8.