Warner Bros. has beaten out CBS Films in a bidding war for Jamie McGuire’s novel Beautiful Disaster, according the THR, which is described as a young adult version of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You might be wondering how on earth there could be a ‘young adult version of Fifty Shades of Grey’, but the story is about straight-laced college student Abby Abernathy, who abstains from drinking and cursing. She makes an unusual bet with sexy college bad boy Travis Maddox, who’s described as ‘lean, cut, and covered in tattoos’. If Abby wins the bet, Travis must abstain from having sex for a month. If Travis wins, Abby must live with him for a month. It’s not quite as raunchy as Fifty Shades of Grey, but still has the power play.
No screenwriter or director is attached as yet, but Warners is betting it’ll be a success, as it’s sold over 200,000 copies since being self-published through Amazon’s CreateSpace, with virtually no advertising. A physical paperback version will be released in the US this month.