Universal To “Sweep” Up Witch Tale

Robert Nelson Jacobs (“Chocolat,” “The Water Horse”) has been hired to pen a script for a film adaptation of Cate Tiernan’s novel series “Sweep” at Universal Pictures according to Variety.

The story revolves around Morgan Rowlands, a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers she is descended from a long line of blood witches. She soon comes to question whether she should use her powers for good or evil.

Vince Vaughn, Sandra J. Smith and Bob Levy will produce. Tiernan is the pen name of American author and editor Gabrielle Charbonnet.