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Paramount snaps up rights to Bray's next novel

June 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM

HOLLYWOOD, June 12 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures says it has purchased the screen rights to "The Diviners," Libba Bray's upcoming novel, which is set in 1920s New York.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce the movie through their Fake Empire banner, while Bray will adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producer, the studio said Tuesday.

The story follows a group of young people with mysterious powers who play a dramatic role in a battle of good vs. evil when a series of occult-based murders takes place in the city, a synopsis said.

"The Diviners" will be published in September by Little, Brown Books. It will be the first in a four-book series.

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