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Diablo Cody Moves To Sweet Valley

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The "It Girl" of the screenwriting world, Diablo Cody, is taking a new turn in her work!

The Juno and Jennifer's Body writer has negotiated a deal to buy the rights to Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High series!!!

We don't know about you, but we love this idea!

In case you were more of a Baby-Sitters Club fan in the 80's and 90's, the story of Sweet Valley High centers around two sisters - Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield - who live in the fictional Sweet Valley, CA.

Jessica is the boy-crazy, snobbish cheerleader of the two, while Elizabeth is an intellectual go-getter.

Cody, who's an avid fan of the SVH books, will be adapting the series for Universal, which was decided after an all-out bidding war went down for Diablo's film adaptation, including offers from Fox and Mandate Pictures.


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85 comments to “Diablo Cody Moves To Sweet Valley”

  1. 1

    I was definitely team BSC. Never really got into Sweet Valley High. The books or the show.

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  3. 3

    Ms. Cody is a great choice for the SVH movie. I love US of Tara and Juno. Jennifer's Body looks like a great rental item, so I'll wait for it then.
    I wonder who they'll cast as the twins?

  4. 4

    I loved both SVH and BSC!

  5. 5

    doesnt "it girl" imply your good? ok juno was good but jennifers body?!? lmao

    follow me on t w i t t e r my names FUTURESTARdelux

  6. 6

    …I like the 'high' part.

  7. 7

    whooo I loved those books!!

  8. 8

    I LOVED SVH books as a tween. I think Diablo Cody could make them awesome! Very excited!

  9. 9

    love the books watched the show

  10. 10

    I read one SVH book & it sucked soo bad..
    I was more into Baby-Sitter Club.

  11. 11

    i wish she'd dye her hair black again. she looks older when she's blonde

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  13. 13

    I was wayyyyyy more of a Babysitter's Club fan– I only read a couple SVH books… they dont hold a candle to the ladies of Stony Brook!!! :-) The show was rather underwhelming as well… but maybe Diablo Cody could spice it up a little and make Jessica a slut and Elizabeth a good girl going bad….

  14. 14

    YAY! I am a HUGE fan.. But didn't they already do a TV show on SVH?

  15. 15

    I loved BSC, but I def got some kicks from Sweet Valley…I'm excited.

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  17. 17

    OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED Sweet Valley High the books and the show!

  18. 18

    i'm so happy about this i could cry! not kidding, i looooved these books. i still have tons of them somewhere in the basement!

  19. 19

    i LOVED the sweet valley twins/high books!

  20. 20

    Babysitters Club was the shit Loves It

  21. 21

    Already been done.

    Anyone remember the series with the Daniels twins on it???

  22. 22

    yes yes yes!!!!

  23. 23

    She should do the RL Stine Fear Street series instead, much more interesting.

  24. 24

    sweet valley rocks– cant wait!

  25. 25

    I can't wait. I think these books have stood the test of time and are still a good read 10 years later. I would be excited to see a series of it again

  26. 26

    Re: Ames82 – Yeah but that show sucked. Diablo could make an awesome movie and then sequels.

  27. 27

    I love the BSC and Sweet Valley High, Twins, and yes of course….Kids… I even had the modern ones set in the new millenium…


    Didn't this FAIL as a show already?

  28. 28

    Heck yes, I'll be watching!! I used to read BSC AND SWH books…brings back memories!!! I miss being a kid sometimes :(

  29. 29

    i used to read those. i remember the one where she took surfboarding lessons. wasnt there a tv show about it too?

  30. 30

    I know you get paid to kiss her ass, Perez. However, I doubt that she is currently the "it" screenwriter. Didn't you hear? Her last film totally bombed with an embarrassing opening. All her narcissism finally caught up with her.

  31. 31

    Sweet Valley rocked!

  32. 32

    I love love loved sweet valley high and university. Read all the books. I also enjoyed the baby sitters club, but SVH was way better.

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  34. 34

    So excited about this! I loved bsc AND svh, but svh was the best. Can't wait!

  35. 35

    I loved the babysitters club series!! I hope they dont efff it up with a crappy movie.

  36. 36

    Yes! This world needs more SVH

  37. 37

    LOVES IT!!

  38. 38

    Just don't have Megan Fox in the film. Glad her movie bombed cuz now the media isn't covering her every damn move.

  39. 39

    OMG I LOVED SWH!!!!! YAY!!!! (Please don't screw it up!) Wow, they should come out with BSC too! That would be effin awesome!

  40. 40

    OMG!!! I was obsessed with SVH in the 6th grade! I thought no one knew wtf that was, bc everyone I knew was into baby sitters shit.

    I am soooo excited!!! GO WAKEFIELD!! TEAM SVH! WOO HOO!!!!!!! :D

  41. 41

    This is gonna be awesome - it's a classic series and Cody is sure to update and do it justice!

  42. 42

    jennifer's body suck @$$

  43. 43

    Diablo like devil in spanish ; )

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  45. 45

    OMG - blast from the past!

  46. 46

    SVH is too pure and innocent for Diablo Cody. She's sure to ruin it by making Jessica a whore sleeping with every guy on the football team and knocking Elizabeth up or something. Keep it sweet, stripper!

  47. 47

    So.. there are officially NO new ideas anymore. Good job Hollywood.

  48. 48

    I LOVED SVH books! I haven't seen one of those in 20 years!

  49. 49

    Diablo Cody is talented.
    I loved Juno, but Jennifer's Body is getting really rough reviews, and even Diablo's touches hasn't saved it.
    Let's hope Sweet Valley High turns out better.

  50. 50

    OMGSM, was obsessed as tween w the books my best friend and I would go buy each new book as it came out and see who could finish it first. The show was meh and didn't do the story justice imo. Hope it gets done right!

  51. 51

    Love it!

  52. 52

    Am I the only person who watched the series Sweet Valley High on TV?
    You won't be able to cast that well again the two who were in it were great.

  53. 53

    Sweet!!! I loved these books when I was a little girl. Now, This I"m interested in.

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  55. 55

    Love the books!

  56. 56

    Do we not remember the vanilla milkshake that this series was? It was already a TV show starring the ever-so-hot Brittany and Cynthia Daniels in the lead roles. Not very racy and not really Diablo Cody. Unless she revs up the sex. Then, maybe.

  57. 57

    I LOVED these books, I read them all and even kept up with the short-lived tv show. Brittany Daniel played Jessica and her twin played Elizabeth. This would be such a great opportunity to cast some cute kids and a set of blonde twins. Never read BSC at all. Growing up you were either Team Sweet Valley or Team BSC.

  58. 58

    I loved the Sweet Valley series! I still read 'em from time to time. Gosh, I'm lame for that. lol. I think Diablo Cody will bring a fresh take to SVH and make it more "today". Way to go!

  59. 59

    Re: Ames82 – Yea, I remember that show too. If Diablo can make it better, I'd watch. I loved the books.

  60. 60

    These books bring back so many memories… I hated the tv series, can't wait to see what she does with svh…

  61. 61

    Cody look like a blonde Winona Rider in that pic.

  62. 62

    OMG.. I loved SVH!!! I grew up on these books… HOpefully she'll try to stay somewhat true to the books… all of a sudden I have a desire to read the books again…

  63. 63

    I love the books and the TV show, they should get Brittany and Cynthia to make a cameo ate the very least.

  64. 64

    I loved Sweet Valley High and I'm happy it's Cody not someone lame.

  65. 65

    Absolutely, positively sweet! My sis is five years older than me and was into SVH and I was into BSC but as soon as my mom let me I read SVH. Diablo Cody rocks and I can't wait to see her take on it!

  66. 66

    I loved svh and they are twin sisters.

  67. 67

    I srsly read every book of this back in the day. I was sooooo team SVH! I even had the game. haha. Yes, there was a game. I've been hoping they would make a good movie of it since i was like 11.

  68. 68

    omg still have all the books, super excited.

  69. 69

    the books were reeally good, the show a bit lame. but i hope ms. cody will spiff it up!

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  71. 71

    Re: tarsmommy – me too me too!!

  72. 72

    Re: Juicy84x – Me Too!!!

  73. 73

    The Baby-Sitters Club kicks ass man!

  74. 74

    I read the entire series when I was a tween ! Looking forward to it!

  75. 75

    i loved svh AND bsc! so i'm very excited….if she does good with this, she should do bsc next!!

  76. 76

    I was more into the BSC but I did watched the SVH show back in the day.

  77. 77

    Hell yes! I loved SVT and SVH back in the day.

  78. 78

    LOVE LOVE LOVE FREAKING LOVE Sweet Valley High!! I reckon I would still read those books now, I loved them so much!! Can't wait for a movie, as long as this Cody chick doesn't turn it all indy on us!!!

  79. 79

    I use to love SVH & BSC!!!!

  80. 80

    I liked both BSC and SVH, but SVH was way better. Especially the newer ones, they got more interesting. Yay SVH!

  81. 81

    SWEET!!!!!! I'm looking forward to it!!

  82. 82

    I loved the 'Sweet Valley High' books when I was younger. I liked them alot better than BSC!

  83. 83

    Loves it Loves it!!!

  84. 84

    ??? WTF? Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they ALREADY do a series based on those books? Yeah I'm pretty sure they did and it sucked.

  85. 85

    i was a baby sitters club kid