Temple Hill Entertainment has picked up screen rights to Lauren Conrad's bestselling debut novel L.A. Candy.
According to Variety, the book was published in June by HarperCollins, and has been on the bestseller lists of the New York Times for 14 weeks.
Informed by Conrad's experiences, L.A. Candy tells the story of a 19-year-old who moves to Hollywood, quickly finds fame as a reality series star and then has to deal with the ramifications of living a fishbowl life. Conrad plans to write two more books on the reality travails of protagonist Jane Roberts.
"Lauren, who became an icon in that reality show world, came to us with a structure of how to tell the story in an interesting fashion that was separate and apart from the book," Bowen said. "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."
Bowen said they will set a writer before looking for a studio/financier for the project, which was sold by UTA. Conrad will be involved in shaping the direction of the script.
No production date has been set.