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.