Catherine Hardwicke To Direct Non Conformist Teen Drama ‘Stargirl’ | Film News
Catherine Hardwicke is set to direct a film adaption of the critically acclaimed novel Stargirl, not to be mistaken for DC’s superhero, written by Jerry Spinelli. The film follows the story of an enigmatically eccentric teenage girl named Susan, whose reluctance to follow conventions and norms initially yields her great popularity, which transitions into total social rejection. Spinelli’s novel was heavily praised for its allegorical meanings about non-conformity and the writer received several accolades for it.
Variety says that Hardwicke was quick to sign up after reading Kristin Hahn’s screenplay adaption and the writer was said to be delighted with the director choice: “I can’t imagine anyone more uniquely equipped to bring this story to life than Catherine”, she said. Hardwicke is highly renowned for her coming-of-age dramas, which include Twilight, Red Riding Hood and Thirteen. She has also just finished production on the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy Miss You Already. Stargirl will be produced by Hahn, Gotham Group and BCDF Pictures. Production is set to start in Autumn this year.
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