According to Variety, the 25-year-old Parenthood actress is in negotiations to star in the upcoming film adaptation of “The D.U.F.F.”
Based on a novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger, the coming-of-age story centers on a 17 year-old who come to believe she is the “designated ugly fat friend.”
Here’s the book synopsis: Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.
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Not that Mae Whitman could leave the current season of NBC’s Parenthood, but if she could, co-star Lauren Graham has her next project.
Lauren, who wrote the novel “Someday, Someday, Maybe,” chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the television adaption.
“I brought Mae [Whitman] in to perform for the network. I didn’t want people to think, she’s you but she’s not you. She is a muse for me, but she has a job and I would never – nor can I – pull her from that job. We’re all here at Parenthood through next year,” Lauren shared.
She added, “It’s not at all up to me – but she is exactly the kind of person I would picture in that she is unique and talented.”
The CW adaption is planned for fall 2014.
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