Walt Disney Pictures has inked a deal with writer Jesse Wigutow to adapt best-selling children's novel Peter and the Starcatchers.

The Dave Barry and Ridley Pierson novel is described as an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas. On a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his pretty, mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

The novel was also adapted for Broadway, were it won nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Play.

This project is still in early development.

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