Paramount Nabs Rights to Libba Bray Novel ‘The Diviners’

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce 'The Diviners" through their Fake Empire banner

Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to “The Diviners," an upcoming novel from New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray, the company announced Monday.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce through their Fake Empire banner. Bray will adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producer.

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Set in the 1920s, “The Diviners" follows a group of young New Yorkers with mysterious powers who play a dramatic role when a series of occult-based murders begins to terrify the city.

“The Diviners” will be published this September by Little, Brown Books and is the first in a four-part book series.

Lis Rowinski, who oversees Fake Empire’s film business, and Fake Empire creative executive Jay Marcus, brought in the project. The Gotham Group negotiated the dealon behalf of the author.

Bray’s other credits include penning the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy (“A Great and Terrible Beauty," Rebel Angels" and "The Sweet Far Thing") and the Michael L. Printz Award-winning “Going Bovine" and "Beauty Queens."

She is repped by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eddie Gamarra of The Gotham Group and Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary.