Director picked for ‘ Alaska’
Relative newcomer Rebecca Thomas will direct Paramount Pictures’ longgestating adaptation of “Looking for Alaska,” the young- adult novel by “The Fault in Our Stars” author John Green.
Green confirmed the news on his Twitter account. Thomas, who made her feature debut with the 2013 indie “Electrick Children,” responded to Green’s tweet: “Couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the epic Looking for Alaska to life! @ johngreen writes words that mean the most.”
She will direct from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also adapted Green’s “Fault” and upcoming “Paper Towns.”
“Alaska,” Green’s f irst novel, tells the story of Miles, a Florida teen who goes to prep school in Alabama for his junior year and falls for an enigmatic girl named Alaska.