I'm finding the choice a little surprising considering her light fare, but then again, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers director helmed The Right Stuff, so it isn't like Wolfe directors haven't proven themselves in other genres. And it should be a very different movie than The Rules of Attraction, although the two works share a number of similarities. I am Charlotte Simmons follows the story of a young freshman from a small town who has started her first semester at university. The novel diverges from Ellis with political turmoil and sports, but some things ring very familiar -- specifically, the young girl rooming with the sexpot who wants to bed the entire team, while she loses her own virginity in a scary way.
John Watson, who wrote Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, is adapting the novel, and I imagine we'll hear more once a script is in order. But in the meantime, any suggestions on who should play Charlotte?