By Laura Medina
Yes, it was a big deal that the prolific Jackie Collins released her version of a young adult novel, "Confessions of a Wild Child" yesterday but the bigger deal is that, after a very long wait for her fans, this will be made into a movie.
Best-selling author Jackie Collins and her Chances Inc., shingle has teamed with Amber Entertainment to produce the adaptation of her forthcoming novel “Confessions of a Wild Child,” which is being released Tuesday, February 4 by St. Martin’s Press.
BKM Management and Amber Entertainment brokered the deal.
Collins will adapt the novel and produce alongside Ileen Maisel of Amber Entertainment who recently released “Romeo and Juliet” that starred Hailee Steinfeld, Ed Westwick and Damien Lewis.
The pair will be launching a world-wide search for an actress to play the young Lucky Santangelo, and will be creating a website so young actresses can submit their auditions.
“Confessions of a Wild Child” is the prequel to all of Jackie Collin’s Lucky Santangelo novels, and centers on a 15 year-old Lucky Santangelo who, after breaking free from boarding school and the hand of her father, navigates her way through her teen years – boys, drugs and family drama – to become the powerful woman she is today that millions of readers have fallen in love with.
Hopefully, pretty soon, a new generation will discover Jackie Collins' knowingly cheeky but wise observation on power, sex, and money and how important it is be to a real woman.
“I am thrilled to be bringing Lucky Santangelo to the big screen. She’s a kick ass female and we need more of those!” says Collins.