sweet valley high books 'Sweet Valley High': 'To the '80s what 'American Graffiti' was to the [early] '60s,' says Diablo CodyIt was announced back in March 2010 that “Juno” writer Diablo Cody was adapting popular ’80s YA book series “Sweet Valley High” into a feature-length film. We haven’t heard much about the movie since then, but don’t lose hope, Wakefield fans. It’s still an on-going project for Cody.

Cody tells IndieWire, “[‘Sweet Valley High’] is moving forward. I need to talk to
the producers and see how much I can say about it. It’s closer to
reality than ever but I can’t freely talk about it.”

“I want it to be wonderfully nostalgic,” Cody continues. “I want it to be to the ’80s what ‘American Graffiti’ was to the [early] ’60s. I want it to be looking back on a really cool
time and enjoying yourself and I want it to be glamorous and colorful
and bubblegum and a feast for the senses. That’s my plan.”

We can hardly wait to see how it turns out. And may we please offer Leighton Meester as the perfect Lila Fowler?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."