Sophie Kinsella’s YA novel “Finding Audrey” receiving treatment at the movies – The Hollywood Reporter
Sinking Ship Entertainment and Paper Owl Films land the rights to Sophie Kinsella’s YA novel Find Audrey for a film adaptation.
Kinsella has seen two of his other novels, Shopaholic and Can you keep a secret?, turned into movies. Sinking Ship of Canada joins Paper Owl Films of Northern Ireland to co-develop the project, with Paper Owl Films producing and Sinking Ship Entertainment distributing internationally.
The film adaptation is at an advanced stage of development and will be based on Kinsella’s novel of the same name. Find Audrey features a teenage girl suffering from social anxiety disorders.
After a bullying incident at school, Audrey is unable to venture out of her house and hides from the world using black sunglasses. The family film will capture Audrey’s journey to recovery, with the help of her chaotic but loving family and a boy named Linus, as the project mixes live action, animation and special effects.
“I can’t wait for fans of my book to see the characters come to life onscreen, and also for a larger audience to meet Audrey and her family. I hope viewers are genuinely interested in the storyline and issues with adolescent mental health, ”Kinsella said in a statement.