CBS Films is teaming up with Dreamgirls producer Laurence Mark to bring the hit Broadway musical 13 to the big screen.
Bert V. Royal (Easy A) has signed on to write the screenplay, which centers on a teenage boy who is at the top of his social circle in Manhattan. In the aftermath of his parents' messy divorce, he is transplanted to a small town in Indiana, where he finds himself "uncool" for the first time in his life. With his bar mitzvah coming up, he hatches a plan to become cool again, which doesn't go quite so well.
Dan Elish and Robert Horn wrote the book for the play, with Jason Robert Brown penning the music for the play, which debuted at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2007, before moving to Broadway in 2008.
Laurence Mark will produce alongside Robert L. Boyett, who produced hit TV shows such as Bosom Buddies, Perfect Strangers, Full House, Step by Step and Family Matters before producing 13 on Broadway. David Blackman will serve as an executive producer.