"The Vampire Diaries" showrunner Julie Plec will write the screenplay for the epic adventure "The Tiger's Curse" at Paramount Pictures and Disruption Entertainment reports Heat Vision.
An adaptation of the young-adult novel by Colleen Houck, the story follows a 17-year-old girl who takes a temp job caring for a white tiger at the local circus.
She soon discovers that the tiger is a cursed Indian prince who turns into a man for only 24 minutes per day. Their quest to end the curse leads them through exotic Indian locales and brushes with Hindu gods.
The book was self-published as an e-book before Splinter Publishing picked it up and released it in January last year. Paramount scored the film rights in December.