Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series has been on my to-read list for a few years now; I have a copy of I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, the first book in the series, somewhere near the top of my TBR (to-be-read) stack in my closet.
Now it looks like I really need to get to this series, if I want to have the books read before the movie comes out!
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tonik Productions, helmed by Nikki Silver and Tonya Lewis Lee, has just optioned the film rights to Carter’s Gallagher Girls books. (Carter is the pen name of Sarah Leigh Fogleman.)
The series is set in environs of the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a school where the students receive advanced martial arts training, learn about chemical warfare and work at breaking CIA codes.
Why? Because it’s really a training facility for spies!
In the first book of the series, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Gallagher student Cammie Morgan must deal with falling in love for the first time: “Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist” – but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?”
Tonik Productions isn’t new to book-to-movie adaptations. Tonik’s “The Watsons Go to Birmingham,” based on the Newbery Honor book by Christopher Paul Curtis, is set to air on Hallmark Channel in September.
Also in September, the company will begin filming on “The Giver,” based on Lois Lowry’s classic Newbery Medal winner, The Giver.
Have you read any of the Gallagher Girl books? Who would you choose to star as Cammie Morgan?