Scribe Liz Garcia baby-sits 'Au Pairs'

Writer adapting first title in book series for Warner Bros.

"The Au Pairs" might sound like a perfect porno set-up, but it's actually a project for teen girls.

Screenwriter Liz Garcia has been hired to adapt the first book in the series "The Au Pairs," written by Melissa de la Cruz, for Warner Bros.

De la Cruz's best-selling novels detail the flirty fun of three teenage girls who answer an ad to become au pairs for the summer in the Hamptons to a rich family with four kids Sex, sand and shopping ensue.

Flower Films' Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen are producing with Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein, and Alloy's Bob Levy is executive producing.

Warners picked up the film rights to the four young-adult books in 2006, before "Gossip Girl," itself derived from a series of teen-girl titles, was launched on the CW. Alloy produced that series as well.

Alloy also has an adaptation of "The A-List" in development. The company produced "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and its sequel.

Flower Films has Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip It!" in production. It last produced "He's Just Not That Into You," which has grossed $142 million worldwide.

Garcia, repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment, is a consulting producer on "Cold Case" and is co-writing a TNT pilot called "Delta Blues," which George Clooney is executive producing. She wrote the feature script "The Necklace" for Fox Searchlight and is casting her feature directing debut, "One% More Humid."
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