“Everything, Everything” YA novel adaptation finds director

– Stella Meghie, who made her feature directorial debut with Jean of the Joneses, has been hired to helm MGM and Alloy Entertainment’s YA adaptation Everything, Everything, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.

Nicola Yoon’s debut novel follows Maddy, a teen who has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to practically everything. She has spent 17 years hiding out in her home, only seeing her mother and her nurse, Carla. But when a boy named Olly moves in next door, Maddy begins to fall in love.

Yoon’s book, which hit shelves last September via Random House’s Delacorte, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times YA best-seller list. It was sold in 33 territories and 21 languages and has been on the NYT best-seller list for six consecutive months.

J. Mills Goodloe, who wrote the script for the Blake Lively starrer Age of Adaline and the upcoming Fox 2000 film The Mountains Between Us, wrote the script for Everything, Everything.

Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton of Alloy Entertainment Features will produce.