Becca Fitzpatrick’s ‘Hush, Hush’ Series Headed to the Big Screen

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LD Entertainment has picked up rights to Becca Fitzpatrick’s 4-book young adult series The Hush, Hush Saga. The series, which includes the books Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence, and Finale, tells the story of girl and the mysterious and dangerous guy she encounters and falls for. See what Fitzpatrick has to say about the news:

Between the recent release of Finale — the fourth and final book in the Hush, Hush Saga — and the movie deal, Fitzpatrick feels especially blessed. “It’s a big month for me,” she exclaimed. “I’m just trying to handle one thing at a time.” That doesn’t mean she’s not thrilled to see her series getting the movie treatment. “It’s been in the works for almost a year,” she gushed. So is she worried about how Hush, Hush will translate to the big screen? “When I’m writing, I see it very visually in my head, so I feel it will be very easy to adapt,” she said.

Still, Fitzpatrick is a little concerned with finding the perfect people to play Nora and Patch. “That’s always the hardest part to nail in any movie — making sure you get the right actors and that they’re portraying the characters well.” But the author does have two actors in mind for the lead roles. “I started writing Hush, Hush almost ten years ago, so I was picturing actors who are obviously now too old to play the parts. I wanted Steven Strait for Patch and Emmy Rossum for Nora, but that won’t work anymore.” Since she can’t have Strait and Rossum, Fitzpatrick “would hope for someone that hasn’t been discovered yet. Other than that, I’m just going to leave it up to LD. I trust them to do a good job.” Production on the first film is expected to begin in fall 2013.

Read more at EW.com. Photo credit: Simon & Schuester

Check out the book trailer for Hush, Hush below.