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'The Selection' Movie Nabs 'Me Before You' Director Thea Sharrock

'The Selection' Movie Nabs 'Me Before You' Director Thea Sharrock

The big screen adaption of The Selection just scored a director!

Thea Sharrock, who is fresh off of Me Before You, will helm the movie based on Kiera Cass’s future novel.

Set 300 years in the future, “The Selection” is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

The book went through several reincarnations at The CW, first casting Aimee Teegarden, William Moseley and Ethan Peck before a re-worked pilot with Yael Grobglas, Lucien Laviscount and Michael Malarkey.

The network passed on it altogether in 2013.

Keira Cass' 'The Selection' Now Headed To The Big Screen

Keira Cass' 'The Selection' Now Headed To The Big Screen

After not just one, but two failed pilot attempts at The CW, The Selection is headed to the big screen!

Based on the book by Keira Cass, Deadline reports that Warner Bros has bought the options for the big screen adaption with Black List scribe Katie Lovejoy to adapt.

Set 300 years in the future, “The Selection” is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

The pilots starred Aimee Teegarden and Jane The Virgin‘s Yael Grobglas as America, William Moseley and Lucien Laviscount as Aspen and Michael Malarkey and Ethan Peck as Prince Maxon.

'The Selection' Pilot: Officially Dead at CW

'The Selection' Pilot: Officially Dead at CW

Sad news for The Selection fans — the CW has passed on the second pilot.

This was the second go-around for the show, based on Kiera Cass‘ novels which centered on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

Filmed in Budapest, Yael Grobglas starred as America Singer with Michael Malarkey as Prince Maxon, and Lucien Laviscount as Aspen.

The second book, “The Elite” is on bookshelves now.

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'The Selection' Adds Sarah Winter & Anthony Head

'The Selection' Adds Sarah Winter & Anthony Head

Sarah Winter and Anthony Head are the latest stars attached to the CW’s The Selection pilot.

Via THR, The British actress will play Ashley Brovillette, a naive young woman who is overjoyed to be chosen as one of the contestants for The Selection competition.

Anthony will take on the role of King Clarkson, the patriarch of the royal family that rules the nation. Clarkson is described as a seasoned leader and politico who warns his son, Maxon, that he’ll have to give up any idea of romantic love and that his choice should be based on making a powerful political alliance.

Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey, and Lucien Laviscount also star.

'The Selection' Casting News: Meet The New Aspen!

'The Selection' Casting News: Meet The New Aspen!

Meet the new Aspen — Lucien Laviscount!

The 20-year-old British actor/singer joins the CW’s pilot The Selection alongside Yael Grobglas and Michael Malarkey (via Deadline).

Aspen Leger is a handsome/brave young man from the servant class who is having a secret, illegal relationship with America (Grobglas). Before, Aspen was played by William Moseley.

Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is billed as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other ladies for Prince Maxon’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

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