The latest season of The Hills started up on Tuesday night without its original star Lauren Conrad. But she’s far from unemployed. Variety just announced that the executive producers of the Twilight series of movies has acquired the rights to her novel L.A. Candy. The book is about a 19-year-old who moves to Hollywood and becomes famous through the medium of reality television. It spent 14 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. Conrad herself contacted Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, producers of the Twilight films, with an idea for adapting her book. They bit.
Said Bowen to Variety, “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.” For this, Conrad will get executive producer credit for the movie.
Conrad has already signed a three-book deal with publishing giant Harper Collins and plans to write more about Jane Roberts, the main character in L.A. Candy. It is as yet unknown who will write the screenplay for the movie. Conrad also recently launched a line of L.A. style clothing for Kohl’s stores.