'Gossip Girl' Writer to Pen YA Adaptation 'I'll Give You the Sun' (Exclusive)

I'll Give You The Sun Cover - P 2014

I'll Give You The Sun Cover - P 2014

The Warner Bros. project follows twins who have a falling out after a tragedy

Warner Bros. has hired writer Natalie Krinsky to adapt YA novel I'll Give You the Sun.

The studio optioned Jandy Nelson's buzzy book in June before it hit stores in September via Penguin division Dial Press. The story centers on Jude and her twin brother, Noah, who were very close growing up but have become estranged as teens after a tragedy. The coming-of-age story, with chapters told from each perspective, follows the teens who, if they could just find their way back to one another, could remake their broken world.

Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan, who produced this summer's YA hit If I Stay, are producing while Courtenay Valenti and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio.

Krinsky definitely has the right voice for a teen-centric, coming-of-age story. She's worked on several TV shows, including the CW's 90210 remake and hit show Gossip Girl. She more recently worked on Fox's new show Red Band Society (about teens living on a hospital's pediatric ward) and ABC's Grey's Anatomy.

On the feature side, Krinsky wrote the 2011 Black List script The Museum of Broken Relationships, about a woman who decides to blog about the objects she acquires from breakups. She also wrote the wedding-planning story The Knot for Fox. Most recently, she adapted J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel The Engagements for Fox 2000, with Reese Witherspoon producing. Krinsky is repped by CAA and Gotham.

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