Bruckheimer Nabs YA Action Thriller Novel, THE CRUELTY For Paramount

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer may be busy working on the Pirates Of The Carribean franchise ahead of the long awaited Top Gun sequel, but that hasn't stopped him from nabbing more to work with ahead of then. The latest events over at the Frankfurt Book Fair last week proved pivotal for Bruckheimer in the wake of author S. Bergstrom's latest self-published 2014 debut YA novel, The Cruelty, which is reportedly now underway at Paramount with the former Disney producer now in possession of the rights.

The book's offical website details the plot as follows:
"I'M EVERY BIT THE DEVIL YOU IMAGINED." 
When her diplomat father is kidnapped and the U.S. Government refuses to help, 17-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom sets off across the underbelly of Europe to rescue him. Following the only lead she has—the name of a Palestinian informer living in France—Gwendolyn plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking. As she journeys from the slums of Paris, to the nightclubs of Berlin, to the violent heart of the most feared criminal family in Prague, Gwendolyn discovers that to survive in this new world she must become every bit as cruel as the men she’s hunting.
The news, according to THR, comes a year and a half after Bruckheimer signed a first-look deal at the studio with female-centric YA novels remaining as a hot commodity. Daniele Bernfeld is overseeing the production for Paramount while Bergstrom continues onward with the book's sequel in what could equally lead to franchise potential.

Stay tuned for more info.

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