Elizabeth Banks is in talks to adapt Victoria Aveyard’s novel Red Queen for the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Red Queen, which has been optioned by Universal, was released earlier this year to great reviews. The film adaptation is currently in pre-production. Thus far Jake Weiner, Chris Bender, and Pouya Shahbazian have been signed on to produce the film. Gennifer Hutchison has already written the script.
Red Queen is a fantasy novel in which people are divided based on their blood type–the Reds and the Silvers. It chronicles the struggle between the commoner Reds and the elitist Silvers.
If Banks lands this deal, it’ll be her second directorial film. She directed the recently released ‘Pitch Perfect 2’, which saw wide success in the box office (it had the second highest opening for a female director).
Banks is especially known among book fans as the actress who brought Effie Trinket to life in The Hunger Games films.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this story as it develops!