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John Green headed back to screen as Universal acquires ‘Let It Snow’

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John Green is one of the authors of “Let It Snow,” which Universal has optioned.
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When it rains, it pours — or in this case, when it snows. Universal has optioned the film rights to the young-adult short-story collection “Let It Snow,” marking the latest John Green book to be snapped up for big-screen treatment.

Green is the bestselling author of “The Fault in Our Stars,” which became a breakout film for Fox this summer to the tune of $300 million worldwide, and of “Paper Towns,” which is being adapted into a movie starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne (also at Fox).

Green co-wrote “Let It Snow” with Maureen Johnson (the “Shades of London” and “Suite Scarlett” series) and Lauren Myracle (the “Internet Girls” series). The book comprises three separate but intertwining romances set during a Christmastime blizzard.

Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce the “Let It Be” adaptation under the Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner.

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All three authors are active on social media, and each took to Twitter on Friday to express excitement — and in Johnson’s case, relief. She tweeted, “PHEW. I have been sitting on this secret for MONTHS.”

Green’s debut novel, “Looking for Alaska,” was also picked up by Paramount back in 2005; after sitting on the shelf for years, it recently picked up momentum with Sarah Polley coming aboard as director.

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