Warner Bros has acquired screen rights to I’ll Give You The Sun, the Jandy Nelson YA novel that Penguin’s Dial Press will publish in September. Book is described as a multi-faceted, cross-generational coming-of-age drama of teenage twins, Noah and Jude. Both budding artists who are torn apart in the wake of a family tragedy, they are reunited as they put the pieces back together and begin to define themselves not just as artists but as human beings as they process first love, betrayal, family, and the power of personal expression through art. Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan will produce. Courtenay Valenti and newly promoted creative exec Julia Spiro will oversee for Warner Bros.
Nelson, a poet and former literary agent, made her debut on The Sky Is Everywhere, a critically lauded first novel. Paradigm repped her on behalf of Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties.