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Paramount buys out screen rights of The Diviners

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MUMBAI: Paramount Pictures has purchased the screen rights of The Diviners, an upcoming novel from bestselling author Libba Bray.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce the film under their Fake Empire banner.

Bray, who will adapt the screenplay, will also serve as executive producer.

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

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

Lis Rowinski, who oversees Fake Empire‘s film business, and Fake Empire creative executive Jay Marcus, brought in the project.

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