Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman Teaming Up to Adapt 'The Royal We' (Exclusive)

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Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham

CBS Films picked up the package to adapt the book by creators Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks.

Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman, who worked together on TV’s long-running drama Parenthood, are teaming up to adapt the The Royal We, the book by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, for CBS Films.

Graham will write the script for the project, which is being eyed as an acting vehicle for Whitman. The duo will also produce.

Published earlier this year by Grand Central Publishing, We takes its cues from the real-life courtship of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The story is of an American girl-next-door who moves to England to study at Oxford and falls in love with a fellow student, who happens to be the future King of England. There’s even a red-headed troublemaking brother on one side and a sister on the other. And there's his need for secrecy, her sudden tabloid fame and the royal family’s many requirements.

Morgan and Cocks are the creators of the ultra popular fashion blog, and their book received warm reviews.

Mark Ross and Alex Ginno are overseeing for CBS Films.

Graham has a strong following for her television work in front of the camera, but she has proven to be a formidable wordsmith, too. She authored 2013’s Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel, which was a New York Times best-seller and developed as a CW pilot.

Whitman starred in CBS Films' The Duff, released earlier this year, and has a strong career doing voicework, notably starring as Tinker Bell in Disney’s Fairies home entertainment franchise.

Graham is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino and Hansen Jacobson. Whitman is repped by ICM Partners and Hansen Jacobson. Morgan and Cocks are repped by Brettne Bloom of The Book Group.

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