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Sean P. Means
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Condie’s ‘Matched’ going Hollywood, with ‘Eclipse’ director

Fans of Utah author Ally Condie’s young-adult novel Matched will be thrilled to know that it’s following the path — blazed by the "Twilight" and "Hunger Games" franchises — to the big screen.

And it’s getting help from someone with "Twilight" credentials.

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The Hollywood Reporter writes that Disney, which is making the "Matched" movie, has chosen David Slade to direct Condie's story of a young woman who breaks out of her arranged marriage to set her own path in a tightly controlled future society.

Slade directed the third "Twilight" movie, "Eclipse." He also directed the dark thriller "Hard Candy" and the gritty vampire movie "30 Days of Night."

A script, by Michelle and Kieran Mulroney (who collaborated on "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"), is in development.

Condie’s third book in the series, Reached, hits book shelves this November.

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