Debra Granik To Direct And Co-Write ‘Like No Other’ After Optioning Una Lamarche’s YA Novel

Debra Granik To Direct And Co-Write ‘Like No Other’ After Optioning Una Lamarche’s YA Novel
Exclusive: Debra Granik (Leave No Trace) is set to direct a feature adaptation of Una Lamarche’s YA novel Like No Other.

She and Anne Rosellini of Still Rolling Productions optioned the book, in partnership with Mad Dog Film’s Alix Madigan.

Published in 2015 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, Like No Others is billed as a contemporary take on West Side Story. It watches as the unlikely paths of a Hasidic girl and a secular boy meet on Eastern Parkway and blossom into a forbidden romance.

Granik and Rosellini are penning the script for the film, which Rosellini and Madigan will produce. Razorbill VP & Publisher Casey McIntyre is also on board as an exec producer.

“I have so much respect for this team and their incredible body of work,” said Lamarche. “I could not be more thrilled that they are bringing Like No Other to life on screen.
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