Disney Options ‘Fallen’ Books

Young adult books center on fallen angels

Last Updated: December 10, 2009 @ 11:00 AM

Disney has optioned rights to "Fallen," a young-adult novel by Lauren Kate that features angels. Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray will produce the film adaptation through their Mayhem Prods. banner.

The book, released this week by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, is part of a four-tome series, all of which were included in the deal. The contemporary story centers on an alienated girl torn between two charismatic young men, unaware that they are fallen angels who have battled over her for centuries.

The book series was packaged by rightsholders Nadia Cornier, Ted Malawer and Michael Stearns.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.