Deadline announced the deal.
In competitive bidding, Imperative Entertainment has acquired the bestselling E. Lockhart book We Were Liars. The author has written the feature script. Imperative’s Bradley Thomas, Zak Kadison and Dan Friedkin will produce and production veep Justin Catron will be co-producer. Imperative was formed in March by Thomas, Kadison, Tim Kring and Friedkin, the latter of whom is financing the venture.
Wait, what was that?! "The author has written the feature script."
E. LOCKHART WROTE THE SCRIPT. This could turn out to be phenomenal!
We Were Liars is "the coming-of-age story of a 17-year-old girl who survived a horrible accident at her family’s summer home two years ago that she cannot remember. She returns, determined to remember the details of her accident but as the pieces start to come together, she discovers not only the painful truth of that night, but a shocking revelation about herself."
This book still remains my favorite book that I've read in 2014 so far. And the chance to see it come to life as an adaptation makes me so happy. I just hope they do it justice.