What's up with the Eleanor & Park movie?

I get asked this question a lot, and I always wish I had more news. Here's what I know:

  • DreamWorks optioned the book.
  • I wrote the first draft screenplay.
  • As of now, the film is still moving forward.
  • Casting won't be discussed until a director has signed on.
  • Here are two good interviews from the original announcement -- with Entertainment Weekly and MTV.

Please cross your fingers that everything comes together and actually happens!