Warner Bros to adapt Beautiful Disaster

Warner Bros has emerged victorious during a frenzied bidding war for the rights to Jamie McGuire’s novel Beautiful Disaster , which is described as a youth-friendly Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Warners and CBS Films fought over the movie rights for the novel, which started out as a self-published online hit before getting snatched up by a publishing house.

The book follows Abby Abernathy, a teetotal college student who falls for the dangerous-looking Travis Maddox.

They make a bet: if she wins, he has to go without sex for a month. If she loses, she has to live with him for a month. You can guess where it goes from there.

As the balls get rolling (sorry) on a Fifty Shades Of Grey movie adaptation, Beautiful Disaster is seen as less risky for studio executives who don’t have to contend with the same overtly kinky material.

Expect a storm of casting speculations to commence right about now….

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.