David Matalon has optioned the rights to Danny King's latest novel School for Scumbags. According to Variety, King is also producing an adaptation of Lionel Davidson's Kolymsky Heights.

Scumbags revolves around a teenage boy that gets expelled from a long list of schools. He finally finds his perfect home at the Gafin School, which is run by professional thieves.

The film does not have a production start date at this time.