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YA Onscreen: Mae Whitman Is Headed To Stars Hollow!

Plus COIN HEIST wraps production, LET IT SNOW gets a director and more!

YA Onscreen: Mae Whitman Is Headed To Stars Hollow!

Welcome back to YA Onscreen! Let's hop to. 

Lauren Graham's other TV daughter, Mae Whitman from Parenthood, is joining the Gilmore Girls revival! Ridiculously excited about this. I think it's safe to say Whitman is, as well - she's quite the Gilmore Girls superfan:

 

As for who she's playing (in what's described as a "cameo role,") this is all we know:

She shares a really fun (albeit small) moment with Graham that will delight Parenthood fans.

In other news, the film adaptation of Let It Snow, the short story compilation written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, has a new director in former TV helmer Luke Snellin.

Coin Heist, the film version of Elisa Ludwig's YA novel, has wrapped production. Ludwig adapted the first draft of the screenplay herself and the script was further developed and directed by Grow Up, Tony Phillips and My Sucky Teen Romance writer/director Emily Hagins, who was a YA herself not too long ago. Coin Heist stars Pretty Little Liars' Sasha Pieterse and The Fosters' Alex Saxon, who play...

students at a Philadelphia prep school who become criminals during a class trip to the U.S. Mint. The hacker, the slacker, the athlete and the perfect student, they band together to attempt the impossible.

Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg (Rue!) will star in the adaptation of the young adult Black Lives Matter-inspired book The Hate U Give.

The 100 creator Jason Rothenberg discusses that thing. You know the one. (If you don't, don't click.)

The O.C. is heading to Hulu! You can follow along with Britt's and my The O.C. Rewatch Project while you watch, if you wanna. (Also heading to Hulu - my all-time favorite show Smallville. Give it a go!)

That's it for this week! Give us your thoughts downstairs.

Meredith Borders's photo About the Author: Meredith is the Editorial Director of BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH. and the Alamo Drafthouse, and the Social Media Director for Fantastic Fest.
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