Segal Looks Just Like Beauty

Oren Segal has optioned Lisa Lerner’s debut dark comedy novel “Just Like Beauty” reports Variety.

Set in a dystopic future replete with a gang of blowtorchers, mutant grasshoppers and an underground suicide cult — the story centers on 14-year-old Edie Stein, who competes in a beauty pageant to please her mother.

Nick Pustay (“Camille”) will adapt. Segal is also producing a bigscreen adaptation of Michael Hornburg’s novel “Downers Grove” which Bret Easton Ellis has been tapped to adapt.