Posted on 12/13/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Kay Oyegun, a producer and writer for the series This Is Us, will adapt Thomas’s second novel for film, according to Deadline.
It’s the latest literary coup for Oyegun, who is also adapting Tomi Adeyemi’s smash hit Children of Blood and Bone for film.
On the Come Up is a bestselling YA novel about a teenager who pours her frustrations into rap songs — one of which goes viral, and not for good reasons.
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Deadline also reports that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on an untitled thriller that’s inspired by Hans Rodionoff’s graphic novel Lovecraft.
Kopano Matlwa’s debut novel, Coconut, will also be adapted into a film, reports Okay Africa. Coconut, a coming-of-age story about black youths who grow up in a white neighborhood, was a bestseller in South Africa and won the European Union Literary Award.
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