Hold on to your childhoods, 20- and 30-somethings, because they’re in Diablo Cody’s hands now. In case you haven’t heard, the Juno and Young Adult screenwriter’s next foray into adolescence will be a big-screen adaptation of Francine Pascal’s middle school-staple Sweet Valley High novels. But that’s not all — last night at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Cody told MTV News that the movie will be a musical. “There’s original songs being written for it right now, which is the most exciting development,” she said. “They’re amazing. They’re being written by these Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning songwriters from Broadway who are the best.” The team behind the music is Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, the writers of Broadway’s acclaimed Next to Normal. So, it’s official: the Sweet Valley High movie will either be wonderful or terrible. Either way, it’s a camp classic in the making, and we plan to be there opening night.
Written by Judy Berman