THE SELECTION film rights bought by Warner Bros.


the selection film kiera cassThe film rights to the first book in Kiera Cass’ The Selection series sold to Warner Bros. Screenwriter Katie Lovejoy is attached to write The Selection film adaptation.

The Selection follows America Singer, chosen as one of 35 girls to compete to win Prince Maxon’s heart. HarperTeen recently bought two new books in the series, which will follow a descendant of one of the main characters.

According to Deadline, Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan of DiNovi Pictures and Pouya Shabazian will produce. Competitors for the film rights to The Selection included CW, who launched two separate attempts at TV pilots for the show.

Cass Tweeted that she hopes for unknowns to be cast as America and Maxon, but reminded fans that she has little say in the casting and adaptation.

Who would you cast in The Selection film? Sound off in the comments below.

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  1. I think this is one of those books where I’ll enjoy the movie more. I liked The Selection and The Elite (haven’t read The One Yet), but I didn’t LOVE it. And I think it’s probably because Maxon wasn’t really alive as a character to me. I mean, he didn’t seem like a real person to me a lot of the time. But I think if I see him come to life on screen, it’ll make me like his character more. This happened to me with Gale from The Hunger Games too. It wasn’t until I saw his character on the big screen that I really started to care about him. Anyway, I’m super excited about this and I need to read the last book now!

    • Nicole Brinkley

      Hi, Marissa! We don’t have any information on how to become a part of the movie, but if you keep an eye on Warner Bros., they might put information up on their website.

  2. I have always wanted a movie!!! My dream cast is only as far as America, Maxon, and Aspen so far…

    Maxon Schreave: Callan McAuliffe
    America Singer: Audrey Hollister
    Aspen Leger: Logan Kerman

    Can’t wait!!!

  3. OMG! My friends and I are really excited for this upcoming movie project! I already read the first 3 books and I just can’t get enough of it!!! I hope you guys will do a great job. 🙂

    If given the chance I would like the cast to be:
    America: Audrey Hollister
    Maxon: Max Irons
    (I can’t really decide on the other characters yet cuz I know my suggestion my not even matter anyway, but I’m hoping for those two characters up there^ to be considered. 🙂 *Also I know you guys will do your best to organize a good cast, fitting for the roles. 😉