Jonathan Levine Finds A “Little Girl Lost”

Universal Pictures has acquired the film rights to Richard Aleas’ 2004 crime novel “Little Girl Lost” reports Entertainment Weekly.

The story centers on John Blake, an NYU dropout-turned-private-investigator who learns his high school girlfriend who he thought went to medical school actually became a stripper and has been murdered.

Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness,” “I’m With Cancer”) is set to direct while “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” co-writer Michael Bacall is attached to write the screenplay.