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Apr 2 2014 3:26pm

Eleanor & Park Coming to the Big Screen?!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow RowellExciting news! According to Entertainment Weekly, movie studio DreamWorks has picked up the film rights to Rainbow Rowell's much-loved Eleanor & Park, a book set in 1986 during high school that DreamWorks's president of production says "reminded all of us of our own sort of awkwardness, or family dysfunction.” Here's the story's synopsis:

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under.

Rainbow Rowell will be writing the screenplay (!!!), and the studio hopes to start shooting in 2015.

(One caveat: Studios buy a lot of rights to books, but not all of them actually get made into films. Let's hope this one does!)

Stay tuned for updates as we get them. And if you've never read Eleanor & Park, what are you waiting for?! You can read an excerpt from the book and we also have this thoughtful review.

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