Garcia baby-sits 'Au Pairs' at WB


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, and Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy are executive producing.

Warners picked up 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 similarly themed adaptations of "The A-List," "The Bachelorette Party" and "The Key to the Golden Firebird" in development. The company produced "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and its sequel.

Flower has Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip It!" in production. It most recently 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 CBS' "Cold Case" and is co-writing the TNT pilot "Delta Blues." (partialdiff)