YA Adaptation 'Everything, Everything' Finds Director (Exclusive)

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Stella Meghie

Stella Meghie will helm the adaptation of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, which has spent six consecutive months on the best-seller list.

Stella Meghie, who made her feature directorial debut with Jean of the Joneses, has been hired to helm MGM and Alloy Entertainment's YA adaptation Everything, Everything.

Nicola Yoon's debut novel follows Maddy, a teen who has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to practically everything. She has spent 17 years hiding out in her home, only seeing her mother and her nurse, Carla. But when a boy named Olly moves in next door, Maddy begins to fall in love.

Yoon's book, which hit shelves last September via Random House's Delacorte, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times YA best-seller list. It was sold in 33 territories and 21 languages and has been on the NYT best-seller list for six consecutive months.

J. Mills Goodloe, who wrote the script for the Blake Lively starrer Age of Adaline and the upcoming Fox 2000 film The Mountains Between Us, wrote the script for Everything, Everything

Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton of Alloy Entertainment Features will produce.

Meghie is a director on the rise after her first feature film, Jean of the Joneses, debuted in March at the South by Southwest Film Festival in the Narrative Spotlight section. The dark comedy, which she also wrote, follows the Jones clan, which is dealing with the death of a family member.

Meghie is currently working on a pilot at Warner Bros. with John Wells Productions and also is writing a feature script for VH1 with Alicia Keys attached to produce. Previously a Tribeca Film Institute fellow, she also has a comedy set up at BET. Meghie is repped by CAA, Adesuwa McCalla of MetaMorphic Entertainment and attorney Gordon Bobb at Del, Shaw.