Turtles down there is the latest book by John Green, a renowned American author known primarily for his book The Fault in the Stars. The new work was launched less than two years ago, but ended up quickly in the sights of film production companies and its adaptation is already underway.
Last week, it was revealed that Hannah Marks will be the director of the plot. She is known to have acted as Amanda Brotzman in the original Netflix series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective. The screenplay will be by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, a duo already known for adapting youth novels like With Love, Simon, which hit theaters in March last year.
The author of the book, John Green, will work as an executive producer alongside Rosianna Halse Roja, who was also present in the other two adaptations of Green’s works for theaters, A Fault in the Stars and Paper Cities.
Who are you, Alaska ?, another success of the author, is also in the process of adaptation, but in serial format. This production is due to be released by Hulu soon, with Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) and Charlie Plummer in the lead roles.
The cast of Turtles down there has yet to be revealed, as has their release schedule. The work follows 16-year-old Aza Holmes on her journey in search of a mysteriously missing billionaire while beautiful with her own obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
In Brazil, Green’s works are released by Editora Intrinsica. Read more about Turtles down there at Cinema10.