Paramount Picks Up ‘Looking for Alaska’

"The OC" creator Josh Schwartz to write and direct the coming-of-age comedy-drama.

According to Variety, Paramount has decided to go Looking for Alaska, signing "The OC" creator Josh Schwartz to write and direct the coming-of-age comedy-drama and setting up the project with Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky.

Par outbid several other studios for film rights to Looking for Alaska, John Green's novel of love and loss among teens at an Alabama boarding school and centered on Alaska Young, the reckless girl who's the object of affection for most males at the school.

Adrian Loudermilk will exec produce.

The feature is the first for the 28-year-old Schwartz. Fox renewed "The OC" for a third season in March at the same time that Berman announced she was ankling for Paramount.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Rivigurl

    Hi!! I am a 14 year old girl from Florida and read this book "Looking for Alaska" in about one day. As i am writing this I have just finished the book and quickly went online to read about the movie. Right now I am so excited and really would love to be in this movie, possibly playing Lara. I have the features that describe her in the book and I am actually half Hungarian. :) If you have any more info on this movie/ casting calls I will jump for joy if I get a positive reply. :D I have my fingers crossed.

    5 years agoby @rivigurlFlag

  2. belle_x

    i love that book its my favorite
    will they be holding casting calls for this film?

    7 years agoby @belle-xFlag

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