GOSSIP GIRL Creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage Say AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK

     August 10, 2010


As a team, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are best known as the creative minds behind Gossip Girl and The O.C. In case you are particularly averse to teen soaps, you should probably identify Schwartz as the creator of the immensely male-friendly spy dramedy Chuck.  Once you factor in that How to Train Your Dragon producer Roy Lee is also on board, there is something for everyone within the news that the Schwartz/Savage banner Fake Empire has acquired the screen rights to Joe Schreiber’s upcoming young-adult novel Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick.  The tone has been likened to a cross between John Hughes and Grosse Pointe Blank; hit the jump for a synopsis.

Here’s a brief outline courtesy of Deadline:

The protagonist is a high school kid whose parents take in an Eastern European exchange student. Though she seems homely and ordinary at first, he realizes he misjudged her. After they leave the prom at her suggestion to go clubbing in New York City, she reveals herself to be a beautiful assassin after five targets.  He is pressed to help and has to figure out if her motives are righteous.

The six figure deal has proven serendipitous for author Schreiber whose previous work has been focused in the horror and sci-fi genres.   Paramount Pictures emerged victorious in the literary bidding war, with plans to anchor the development of Au Revoir around Lee.  It is unclear at this stage how exactly Schwartz and Savage will be involved.  (In my ideal world, all the projects on Schwartz’s slate take a back seat to his adaptation of the John Green novel Looking for Alaska.)

Both Chuck and Gossip Girl will return for their fourth season this September.


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