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DreamWorks buys young-adult 'Wicked' book series for big screen

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DreamWorks has purchased a pitch to turn the Wicked series of young-adult novels, written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie — not the Gregory Maguire book that inspired the Broadway musical — into a series of films, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Wicked series tells the story of an orphaned girl named Holly Cathers who moves in with her aunt and discovers a world of magic; siblings Aaron and Matthew Benay will write the script. According to THR, one person involved in the project described the series as “Twilight meets Wanted with witchcraft.”