Deadline is exclusively reporting that MarVista Entertainment and Red Clay Studios have developed a film adaptation of Sara Jo Cluff’s YA novel The Kiss List, which will star Megan Suri, Parminder Nagra, Emjay Anthony and Lachlan Watson set to star.
The synopsis for the novel is as follows:
High school student Camille Collins’ favourite hobby is kissing her boyfriend, Dylan. Dylan’s a decent guy, but he’s got his sights on something more. So he dumps Camille and spreads a rumour that she’s a bad kisser. With the help of BFFs Hayley and Kaitlyn, Camille devises a perfect plan to prove Dylan wrong—a kiss list. Perfect kisses with a few of the hottest guys in school would leave too much evidence for anyone to deny. Camille can’t wait for the flirting and freedom to begin, but with the sudden hate from her former softball teammates, social media blow-ups, and a distant mum, things aren’t turning out as fun as she’d hoped, making her wonder if creating the kiss list was a form of social suicide.
Hannah Pillemer, Head of Creative Affairs at MarVista, released a statement saying:
Cluff’s story has all the elements to translate into a compelling feature in the young adult space, including relationships, healthy boundaries, jealousy, revenge, forgiveness, and ultimately self-love. [MarVista has] had a lot of success in the YA content market, and thoughtfully expanded the storyline to include LGBTQ+ representation. García Lecuona’s adaptation allows the characters to authentically grapple with their sexuality and sexual identity, as well as their peer and parent relationships.
The film, which recently wrapped production in Louisville, is adapted by Ximena García Lecuona, and directed by Sonía Sebastian.