Star Craving Mad: According to Variety, Madonna and Guy Oseary's Maverick Films shingle has acquired the film rights to Elise Abrams Miller's debut novel Star Craving Mad, published in May by Warner Books.

The book concerns a first-grade teacher at an exclusive Manhattan private school who falls for the father of the adorable new kid in class. Dad also happens to be a famous actor.

The film will be produced by Maverick inhouse producer Jay Polstein, along with Maverick partner Oseary and prexy Mark Morgan.

Brian B.