Matthew Vaughn Options Max Barry’s “Lexicon”

“X-Men First Class” and “Kick Ass” director Matthew Vaughn has optioned the rights to “Jennifer Government” author Max Barry’s new thriller novel “Lexicon” says Deadline.

The story is set in the contemporary world but one in which a secret, ancient, global organization of people exists – people who have a potentially lethal aptitude for persuasion.

Their most gifted and troubled member, a young woman, breaks the society’s primary rule and falls in love. Vaughn is writing the script with the intent of directing.