Searchlight Options “Thousand Words or Less”

Fox Searchlight has optioned “Easy A” scribe Bert Royal’s comedy spec script “A Thousand Words or Less” reports Variety.

The story revolves around a national essay competition that sends three ambitious teenagers into a sexy game of one-upmanship.

Royal is also attached to make his directorial debut while Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”) is being sought to star. Michelle Manning and Dana Jackson will produce.