Lauren Conrad scores movie deal for ‘L.A. Candy’
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Good news for those who were less than enthused about Kristin Cavallari’s debut on ‘The Hills’ last night: Lauren Conrad is making her way back to the screen.
Well, sort of. Conrad’s debut novel, ‘L.A. Candy’ is being made into a movie.
Temple Hill Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to the book, and Conrad herself will serve as executive producer, Variety reports.
The novel, which has been on the New York Times’ bestseller lists for 14 weeks, seems to mimic Conrad’s own experience in L.A.: A 19-year old girl moves to Hollywood, becomes the star of a reality series and subsequently has to learn how to deal with the flash of the paparazzi’s bulbs.
Conrad is slated to write two more books for the series.
‘Lauren, who became an icon in that reality-show world, came to us with a structure of how to tell the story in an interesting fashion that was separate and apart from the book,’ Temple Hill’s Mary Bowen said. ‘We loved her take. Her book is an honest portrayal of what it must be like to set out to be normal, then sign on to become famous and eventually realize: wow, this isn’t at all what I’d planned for myself.’
Hmm ... sounds familiar. What do you think? Will the movie show us the behind-the-scenes juice we never got to see during Conrad’s stint on ‘The Hills,’ or will it just be more of the same of what we got on MTV?-- Amy Kaufman