Universal has set Mary Harron to direct Wicked Lovely, the Vince Vaughn-produced adaptation of the Melissa Marr novel series. The pic revolves around a young teen named Aislinn, who has seen dangerous faeries her entire life but has managed to survive by adhering to a strict set of rules that have kept her safe … until now. The 17-year-old finds herself torn between a seductive Faery king and the mortal she loves, and she must go against everything she was taught in order to confront a world she was raised to fear. Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) wrote the script. Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are producing for Wild West Picture Show Productions. Marr has written four books in the series, and the fifth and final title, Darkest Mercy, was published in February.
Harron just directed The Moth Diaries with Lily Cole, Sarah Bolger and Scott Speedman. She’s repped by WME and D/F Management.