Diablo Cody to pen ‘Sweet Valley High’
According to Variety, Diablo Cody, The Oscar winning screenwriter of “Juno” and current Megan Fox horror satire Jennifer’s Body is set to write and produce an adaptation of the Sweet Valley High book series for Universal. Originally, the books centered solely on the lives of identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica who have dissimilar personalities. As the series progressed, several books were dedicated to other supporting characters within the Sweet Valley universe, although every book contained at least a subplot pertaining to Jessica or Elizabeth. There were more than 150 books in the series between 1983 and 2003 and a TV series with 88 episodes between 1994 and 1997.