My friend CJ (thanks CJ!) alerted me to this exciting SV news: there's some movement on the Sweet Valley High movie front! It's been a long time since we've heard any reports about this project -- as I wrote way back in 2009 (and as the below article mentions), Diablo Cody was once on board, but we've heard little about the project since. UNTIL NOW!
Here's the full story from Deadline...
I'll dump out my sour grapes at not being consulted on the matter (though they're even more sour than they were 8 years ago, as I am now, like, actually a screenwriter living and working in Los Angeles) in favor of a delicious, sweet-graped champagne toast to the female writing team that just signed on to write the script. Congratulations and best wishes, ladies!
What direction do we think this movie will go? Riverdale-style creepy noir? Brady Bunch Movie-esque lampoon of these over-the-top characters? Something less hilarious? I hope we'll find out soon!