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Walden Media acquires film rights for Gordon Korman’s Ungifted

December 16th, 2011 by Paul Martin

Walden Media has optioned screen rights to Ungifted, a Gordon Korman novel that will be published fall 2012 through the Balzer + Bray imprint of HarperCollins.

Korman is the author of two installments of the 39 Clues series that DreamWorks is developing as a film. Ungifted is the story of a 14-year-old kid of average intelligence who’s accidentally placed in a school of gifted students and tries to hide among the brainiacs to escape punishment for a prank he pulled at his old school. He eventually shakes up the uptight, socially awkward advanced students and learns something about his own capabilities.

Walden’s Amanda Morgan Palmer and Michael Bostick brought in the book and will hire a writer shortly.