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Paramount Acquires Charbonneau's "Testing"

By Garth Franklin Friday June 7th 2013 10:19AM
Paramount Acquires Charbonneau's "Testing"

Paramount Pictures has acquired film rights to Joelle Charbonneau's upcoming novel "The Testing".

The story is set in a United States that has begun rebuilding after natural disasters and biological war.

The action focuses on a 16-year-old girl named Malencia Vale who is chosen for The Testing, a Government program that seeks out possible future leaders of this slowly revitalizing postwar civilization.

Her father underwent The Testing and still has nightmarish half-memories about it. Armed with his dire warnings, she bravely heads off to Tosu City to begin the process.

No producer is currently attached. The book has already been named a one of the Top 10 Young Adult Books for Summer by USA Today.

Source: Deadline

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