McG has scored the film rights to Kody Keplinger’s coming-of-age novel “The DUFF” reports Variety.
The story follows 17-year-old Bianca Piper, a cynical and loyal girl who realises she’s very ordinary looking but makes up for it with smarts. She’s also been labelled a DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by slimy school hunk Wesley Rush.
Desperate for a distraction from her troubled home life, she ends up kissing Wesley whose life is pretty screwed up as well. She soon realises she has fallen for the man she hated more than anyone.
McG and Lane Shefter Bishop will produce.