'Love, Simon' Author Becky Albertalli Is Getting Another Book to Screen Adaptation!

'Love, Simon' Author Becky Albertalli Is Getting Another Book to Screen Adaptation!

Becky Albertalli is turning another one of her books into a movie!

The “Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” author will be seeing her second book “The Upside of Unrequited” adapted to a film, Variety reveals.

The movie follows “awkward 17-year-old Molly, who has had 26 crushes and exactly zero kisses. She’s sure love confessions can only go one way for weight-challenged girls: utter humiliation. Now that her twin Cassie is swept up in her first romance, Molly has never felt more alone. Finding a place in Cassie’s new world feels impossible, especially with her adorable co-worker Reid making things more confusing.”

Hillary Shakespeare and Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare will write and direct the YA adaptation, with Becky serving as an executive producer.

“‘The Upside of Unrequited’ is so close to my heart, and I’m so happy and grateful this adaptation is in the hands of filmmakers who so deeply understand the complexity of love, longing, friendship, and sisterhood,” Becky shared in a statement. “The Shakespeare Sisters are masters of earnest, funny, heartfelt coming-of-age stories that never shy away from the beautiful messiness of love in all its forms. I can’t wait for my readers to fall in love with Molly in a whole new format, 27 times over.”

Becky‘s debut novel “Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” was adapted into the film Love, Simon, which also spawned the spinoff series Love, Victor on Hulu. If you missed it, find out when season two premieres!

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