Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct ‘Red Queen’

Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct ‘Red Queen’

Attention fans of bestselling young adult fiction—this is not a drill! Victoria Aveyard’s epic young adult fantasy, Red Queen, is coming to the big screen, and rumors are flying around who will direct.

Leading the talks is the exciting notion that actress and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks will helm the project. That's right, the fan favorite actress who brought us Effie Trinket is in talks to direct. Banks recently made her directorial debut with the hit film Pitch Perfect 2, and after starring in the critically acclaimed Hunger Games films, she knows her way around a highly successful young adult adaptation.

Gennifer Hutchison (Better Caul Saul, Breaking Bad) has written the script, and according to Hollywood Reporter, Jake Weiner, Chris Bender, and JC Spink will produce.

Red Queen is set in a dystopian world divided by blood color, with ordinary citizens having red blood and elite members of society with supernatural abilities having silver blood. When seventeen-year-old Mare is brought before the king and queen, it is discovered that she has special powers that reach far beyond her own ordinary red blood abilities. The novel is the first of a planned trilogy.

Riki Cleveland

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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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