Director Kat Coiro (Life Happens) has been set to helm an adaptation of Paige Harbison’s novel Here Lies Bridget. Deadline reports that Coiro will direct the pic for Galgos Entertainment. The story centers on a narcissistic mean girl who dies and ends up in limbo. While there, she must confront the people she’s bullied over the years, all of whom decide whether she goes to heaven or hell. It’s an interesting premise that’s a bit reminiscent of The Lovely Bones, but it seems to have a positive message for teens. The tone is described as an edgy It’s a Wonderful Life (really?) meets Mean Girls.
The script was written by Leah Rachel, who recently sold a pilot to HBO called STARF*CKERS. Coiro is currently in post-production on While We Were Here starring Kate Bosworth. Hit the jump to read the synopsis for Here Lies Bridget.
Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don’t worship as attentively, teachers don’t fall for her wide-eyed “who me?” look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she’s always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore.
When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she’s wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she’s inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.
And Bridget’s about to learn that, sometimes, saying you’re sorry just isn’t enough….[Amazon]