Lionsgate has announced that it has won the bidding war over the film rights to the upcoming young adult novel Thieves Gambit.
Written by Kayvion Lewis, Thieves Gambit described as a thriller for young adults. The first book in the series is currently coming out in the fall of 2023.
Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) is set to direct the filming, while producing alongside Hodson Exports’ Christina Hodson and producing partner Morgan Howell. Lewis is set on executive producing, while Meredith Wieck and Jon Humphrey will oversee for Lionsgate. Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner and Annika Patton will oversee for Temple Hill, and Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell will oversee for Hodson Exports.
“Lionsgate, Temple Hill, Hodson Exports and Steven Caple Jr. Please do not wake me from this dream,” Lewis said in a statement after the acquisition. “Temple Hill is one of the heaviest hits in the field of YA adaptation, so I know that Thieves Gambit would have already been in brilliant hands, but add one of the most iconic studios in Hollywood, a brilliant professional like Christina, and one of the best directors in town too, and it’s no wonder I ask if this is reality. Such things do not happen to girls like me. “
“A young woman raised by her parents to be an expert thief must take part in a dangerous, tough competition that pits her up against other young, talented thieves, where the winner takes everything,” reads the book’s logline.