Haifaa Al-Mansour Set to Adapt Popular Ya Novel ‘The Selection’ for Netflix

Published on Apr 11, 2020

Haifaa Al-Mansour Set to Adapt Popular Ya Novel ‘The Selection’ for Netflix

Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, is adapting the popular young adult novel “The Selection” into a Netflix film.

The Selection,” written by Kiera Cass, centers on America Singer, a young girl in a dystopian future where she and dozens of other women are relocated to a palace and compete for a prince’s affections. The novel was a critical success that spawned four spin-offs.

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The film will be executive produced by Margaret French Isaac, with Denise Di Novi and Pouya Shahbazian serving as executive producers. Netflix confirmed the news to IndieWire but casting and a release date are still unknown.

“I’m thrilled to be working with the brilliant Haifaa Al-Mansour and our friends at Netflix on this special film,

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Author: Tyler Hersko