Hit movie set for TV se­ries

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Boyle’s hit 2000 movie The Beach is to be adapted into a TV se­ries. The film, based on Alex Gar­land’s best-sell­ing novel, starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the tale of a group of tourists who set up home in a Thai paradise with dis­as­trous con­se­quences. The Beach gar­nered around $142.66 mil­lion at the world­wide box of­fice, and 12 years later, bosses at the TV af­fil­i­ate of the stu­dio be­hind the movie, Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox, have com­mis­sioned a small screen ver­sion. An­drew Miller, the man be­hind pop­u­lar but short-lived teen se­ries The Se­cret Circle, will write the script. ‘‘It’s about a group of young peo­ple feel­ing dis­con­nected and dis­en­chanted from so­ci­ety who try to start over in paradise but dis­cover that while cre­at­ing the per­fect world is hard, pro­tect­ing it is even harder,’’ Miller tells Dead­line.com.

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