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HBO Max to Adapt Novel UNpregnant


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HBO Max is working on UNpregnant, adapted from the YA novel by Jenni Hendriks (How I Met Your Mother) and Ted Caplan (music editor for The Hate U Give, The Greatest Showman).

UNpregnant tells the story of 17-year-old Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), who thinks her promising college-bound future is disappearing before her eyes when a pregnancy test comes back positive. A tough and never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 900-plus mile road trip to New Mexico over three days with her ex-best friend Bailey (Barbie Ferreira), where they discover that one of the most important factors in your life is who your friends are.

Starting production in New Mexico this fall, Emmy winner Rachel Lee Goldenberg (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, The Mindy Project) has signed on to direct.

Berlanti Productions, led by Greg Berlanti (Love, SimonArrowRiverdaleThe Flash), Sarah Schechter (Supergirl, Riverdale) and Michael McGrath will executive produce alongside PICTURESTART’s Erik Feig (The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games franchise, La La Land), Lucy Kitada (The Babysitters Club) and Jessica Switch (Nerve).

UNpregnant marks the first film within Berlanti’s overall HBO Max film deal.








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Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]

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