MTV picks Brix to adapt 'Girls'


MTV Films has hired Holly Brix to write "The Lost Girls," an adaptation of a teen thriller novel titled "Bad Girls." Michelle Manning is producing through her MM Prods. label.

The book, written by Alex McAulay, revolves around a group of privileged female teen troublemakers attending a reformatory school in the Bahamas. When they are sent on a nature hike, things turn dangerous and they must fight for their lives. The book was published in June 2005 by MTV/Pocket Books.

Carrie Beck is overseeing for MTV Films. William Gulliver is overseeing for MM.

Manning is producing "The Eye," with Jessica Alba starring, for Lionsgate Films. She also is developing the Motley Crue biopic "The Dirt" at MTV Films.

Brix's horror spec "Mile Zero" is set up at Phoenix Pictures, with Erik Van Looy attached to direct. Brix did a rewrite on the Warner Bros. Pictures comedy "Smooth Operator," which Jerry Weintraub is producing and Paul Feig is attached to direct. She also has the kids adventure spec "The Backyard Resistance" set up at Columbia Pictures.

Brix is repped by Paradigm, BenderSpink and Craig Emanuel at Loeb & Loeb.