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Nick McDonell's novel 'Twelve' headed for big screen

By James Wray Apr 6, 2009, 19:32 GMT

Nick McDonell's novel 'Twelve' headed for big screen

Chace Crawford will star in \'Twelve.\' USA Donna Ward / PR Photos

Gaumont, Radar Pictures and Original Media will adapt Nick McDonell novel 'Twelve' for the big screen.

The 2002 book was written when McDonell was only seventeen-year-old. The grim and gritty tale follows prep school dropout White Mike as he takes a year off to deal a new exotic drug to his privileged friends on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The kids would appear to have everything they could want but in reality they are left to their own devices by parents more interested in business trips and holidays. The teens indulge in sex and drugs, leading to all sorts of problems.

Variety reports Joel Schumacher will direct, with Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, 50 Cent, Ellen Barkin and Kiefer Sutherland set to star.

Schumacher will work from a script by Jordan Melamed.

Read more about 'Twelve' the novel.



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