Jonathan Levine Adapting a Pulp Fiction Novel 'Little Girl Lost'
After delivering quite the slice of life in the 90's with The Wackness, director Jonathan Levine moved on to the dark comedy Live With It (formerly known as I'm With Cancer) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Seth Rogen. Now the director will be diving into pulp fiction as Heat Vision says Levine will direct an adaptation of the hard-boiled crime novel Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas (writer Charles Ardai's pseudonym). Actor & writer Michael Bacall is adapting the story about a private dick who discovers his high school girlfriend became a stripper and is now dead. To find her killer he has to get his hands dirty in the shady part of town.
Bacall may be better known for his acting, but recently his work on the page has resulted in Scott Pilgrim vs The World as well as the Todd Phillips produced comedy Project X as well as the adaptation of the TV series 21 Jump Street (which may have Emma Stone joining the cast). Levine's previous work is enough to inspire interest in this adaptation, but Universal hasn't had much luck finding an audience for a lot of their projects lately. Let's hope it doesn't get swept under the rug the same way Sony Pictures Classics dispatched with The Wackness, as Levine and all of his films deserve much better. We'll keep you posted. Anyone interested?