Fox Atomic has acquired the novel “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List” and will develop it as a star vehicle for “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere reports Variety.
The story takes place in Manhattan, where Naomi and her gay best friend Ely protect their soulmate friendship by creating a list of people deemed off limits for smooching.
Their friendship is imperiled when Ely kisses Naomi’s boyfriend. Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer will write the script.
Authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s previous work, “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” has been turned into a Sony comedy starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.
Panettiere is currently playing the title role in the Chris Columbus-directed Fox Atomic comedy “I Love You, Beth Cooper,” and is also planning to star in “Daydream Nation.”