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Bret Easton Ellis adapting ''Downers Grove''

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(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The Rules of Attraction, has been tapped write a movie adaptation of Michael Hornburg’s novel Downers Grove. The book is about a high school senior from the Chicago suburb Downers Grove who is paranoid about a ”curse” at her school that causes someone in the graduating class to die in a bizarre way before the year’s end. Mangrove Entertainment is financing; Jason Dubin and Oren Segal are producing. Ellis, who also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming The Frog King, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has his sixth novel, Lunar Park, in development as a feature with Palm Star Pictures. His novel The Informers, which has been turned into a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, and Brandon Routh, just finished production. (Hollywood Reporter)