The Last Best Story (Balzer + Bray/Harpercollins, Aug. 7) by Maggie Lehrman
Agency: ICM Partners
With high-concept YA hot thanks to films like Love, Simon and the upcoming The Hate U Give, Lehrman’s modern His Girl Friday spin, about high school journalists who fall in love during a prom lockdown scare, should find a big- or small-screen home quickly.
Bad Girls (Gallery 13, July 17) by Alex de Campi and Victor Santos
This graphic novel thriller, written by the Eisner-nominated de Campi, follows three women — a gangster’s girl, a mambo dancer and a jazz singer — trying to flee Cuba with $6 million in mob money as Castro takes over Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958.
This story first appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.