Netflix to adapt Kiera Cass' novel The Selection; filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour roped in to direct the feature

Haifaa Al-Mansour will direct Netflix’s upcoming film The Selection, based on the first entry in Kiera Cass’ popular book series.

Press Trust of India April 12, 2020 15:56:38 IST
Netflix to adapt Kiera Cass' novel The Selection; filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour roped in to direct the feature

Netflix is set to adapt Kiera Cass' novel 'The Selection' with Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour attach to direct the feature.

'The Selection', the first entry in Cass' popular five-book series, was published in 2012.

According to Variety, the book is set in the dystopian future where 35 girls are selected to go to a royal palace and compete for a prince's heart. America Singer, who is from a lower class, is also chosen as one of Prince Maxon's suitors, but she's torn between the life and love she left behind. Over time, she grows strong feelings for the Prince.

"We are thrilled to be working with Netflix and bringing these beloved books to life for the extraordinarily loyal and passionate fan base.

The author Kiera Cass has created a spellbinding fantasy whose message of empowerment and authenticity is more relevant today than ever", producer Denise Di Novi said.

Netflix has previously collaborated with Al-Mansour on 2018's 'Nappily Ever After'.

Di Novi and Divergent franchise's Pouya Shahbazian will produce the project, while Margaret French Isaac is attached as executive producer.

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