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July 14th, 2011
Movie News

I blogged about the book THE LUXE by Anna Godbersen when it came out. I saw the cover and fell in love with it. Here it is:

The covers for the other books in the series are equally lovely. I remember the series being pitched as “Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age” when the first one came out. Looks like the Gossip Girl folks took that seriously because according to Perez Hilton:

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creative minds behind the hit CW series, have reportedly signed to produce a film adaptation of the Anna Godbersen-written young adult novel The Luxe, a 19th century class drama which focuses on four teens in New York which “features conflicts between old money and new money, the upper and lower class, and star-crossed lovers.”

Awesome.

Love when books get optioned for movies. I hate the whole thing where Hollywood is re-purposing movies from my youth – The Karate Kid, Footloose, etc – and much prefer new ideas. Also love when authors make money and optioning a book can be a big moneymaker.