Elsie Chapman’s YA Fantasy Novel Caster Is Going to Be a Movie

Elsie Chapman’s 2019 YA fantasy novel, Caster, is going to be a movie! Variety reports that Paramount Pictures is developing the adaptation, with Star Trek: Picard’s Akiva Goldsman producing.

Caster is a wildly imaginative vision of an Earth infused with magic, but with a very grounded and contemporary heroine at its core,” Goldsman said in a statement, according to the publication. “I’m so excited to help bring Aza and her world to life alongside my terrific partners at Josephson, Scholastic Entertainment and Paramount.”

According to Variety, other producers include Greg Lessans, Scholastic Entertainment President Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Barry Josephson, and D. Matt Geller.

Here’s the novel’s official synopsis, from Scholastic:

There’s no word yet on casting, production details, or a release date for the adaptation.
Spell Starter, the sequel to Caster, comes out from Scholastic on October 6.

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