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'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke to helm 'If I Stay'

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EW first broke news of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s plan to reunite with Summit Entertainment, and now Variety reports that it’s official: She’ll direct an adaptation of the buzzy young-adult novel If I Stay, which hits shelves April 2. The book, by Gayle Forman (Sisters in Sanity), centers on 17-year old musician Mia who, after a violent car accident, finds herself watching her damaged body taken from the wreck. She must decide whether or not she has the will to live. Earlier this week, it was reported that Hardwicke was also in talks to helm an adaptation of author James Patterson’s young-adult fantasy series Maximum Ride.