Lauren Conrad, the Next Stephenie Mayer?



With ‘The Hills’ going on air without Lauren Conrad, it’s nice to know she’s got a brighter future ahead of her. Twilight producers are adapting Lauren Conrad’s novel into a movie.

On Tuesday, Variety announced that executive producers of the worldwide hit ‘Twilight’ film had acquired the rights to Lauren’s debut novel “L.A. Candy.” Published only in June, the novel follows 19-year-old Jane Roberts as she moves to Hollywood and becomes famous after landing on a reality-TV show.

The movie deal was worked out after Conrad approached producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen with an idea of adapting the book into the big screen. Bowen told Variety, “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. 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.”

Last year, Conrad was just a reality TV star. By July 2009, she was a New York Times best-selling author. Now, when the cameras roll for the film adaptation of “L.A. Candy,” Conrad will be wearing the hat of an executive producer.

Conrad signed a three-book deal with Harper Collins and plans to write two more Jane Roberts-focused novels. Lauren has told MTV news that these novels are not specifically based on her experience on “The Hills.”


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