Mary Harron in Talks to Direct Universal's Teen Fantasy 'Wicked Lovely'

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NEW YORK - APRIL 10:   Director Mary Harron arrives at the premiere of "The Notorious Bettie Page" hosted by Picturehouse and Interview Magazine on April 10, 2006 in New York City.

"Lovely" is based on the first of a series of best-selling Harper Collins novels by Melissa Marr.

Mary Harron, who got on the directing map with American Psycho, is in negotiations to direct Wicked Lovely, Universal’s teen fantasy project being produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions.

Lovely is based on the first of a series of best-selling Harper Collins novels by Melissa Marr.

The first book centers on a teenage girl who can see the hidden faery world but confronts danger when not only do the faeries discover her ability, but also when one king decides she must be his bride.

Caroline Thompson, whose credits include a slew of Tim Burton movies among them Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride, wrote the script.

Vaughn is producing with Valeri Vaughn and Peter Billingsley.

Kimberly Pierce was previously attached to direct.

Harron’s last feature was the 2005 drama The Notorious Betty Page. She has kept busy in the TV realm helming episodes of shows such as The Nine, Six Degrees and Big Love. She  is repped by WME and D/F Management.