'Aquamarine' Director to School 'Ramona'
Elizabeth Allen helms Ramona Quimby book adaptation
Director Elizabeth Allen will direct the theatrical adapation "Ramona," based on the popular children's lit series by Beverly Cleary, report the trades.
The series centers on a rather high-spirited and creative kid who keeps her harried parents on their toes and annoys/embarrasses her older sister Beatrice, aka Beezus. Some of Ramona's adventures include dyeing herself blue, facing down a neighborhood dog and getting in trouble for pulling on a classmate's "boing-boing" curls.
Laurie Craig ("Ella Enchanted") will adapt the Newberry Award-honored series.
Allen is also attached to direct the dark comedy "My Mother's Boyfriend" for Chris and Paul Weitz's Depth of Field production company. Her previous credits include the Emma Roberts/Sara Paxton tween comedy "Aquamarine." She also sold her first novel, "My 40 Hot Sisters," to Alloy Entertainment.