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Diablo Cody Set to Produce and Direct Sweet Valley High Movie

Diablo Cody to Attend Sweet Valley High

She's tackled pregnant teens, monster teens, and now Diablo Cody is going for . . . sweet teens? Yes, the dialogue diva herself has been tapped to produce and direct an adaptation of the Sweet Valley High books.

Even though the manufactured slang in Jennifer's Body started to get to me, I'm interested to see what Cody does with the beloved books. I read a lot of the series (and even watched the TV show), and I'm happy to see the books get revived in the pop-culture domain, even if it does involve Jessica telling Elizabeth that she's "Jello, so lime-green Jello."

UPDATE: Diablo herself replied to my tweet about made-up slang with "Thinking I might play it straight." There ya have it!

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I used to love reading the Sweet Valley High books when I was in middle school! Man, they were good. Like runningesq, I felt very "scandalous" reading about their exploits and adventures. I liked the spin-off series too, like the Unicorn Club and the Super Thrillers. I remember one of the thriller books, A Killer on Board, freaked me out so much that I couldn't sleep.
pargie pargie 7 years
I loved Sweet Valley High! I was a big fan of the show and the books. That's all I can think of when I see either of the doublemint twin sisters in movies or tv (The Game, Ruby, Wayans Brothers Films). I'm excited about this.
Sarana Sarana 7 years
I didn't know there were books but I watched the series on Sunday mornings when I was young.
Amester3005 Amester3005 7 years
I Loved those books. I use to read them 24/7 when I was younger. I would stay up all night reading them, It got so bad that my mom would take my books away at night so I would go to sleep.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
I loved sweet valley high.I liked the books and even the show but seriously how are they going to make it into a 2 hour movie.I just don't see it.I think Diablo is overrated now.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm scared. I hope she realizes that the made up slang is more annoying than anything else.
TammyO TammyO 7 years
Hahah! The other day I was suddenly seized by a Sweet Valley insanity and started looking up the old book cover illustrations(like the one above) online and just lived out my youthful days of when I wished my world had been as awesome and beautiful as the Wakefields. I will deffinately see this movie!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
I loved these books and was so excited when they made a tv series. I am so excited about the potential for a movie!
shoshie shoshie 7 years
I'd like to see them redo the BSC too. I didn't like the movie either, but I thought the TV show was a good adaptation of the books. I'd love to see a Sweet Valley High movie. Although honestly, the book plots that stayed with me were the thriller ones like the one where a girl was trying to SWF Elizabeth and the histories of the twins' relatives.
amofoz amofoz 7 years
Actually I wouldn't mind them re-doing Baby Sitters Club while they're at it. I loved that series and felt very disappointed with the movie.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
I read the Sweet Valley Twins series, but my mother never let me read the high school series, and for good reason. Hopefully Diablo will write a great script
missbec missbec 7 years
Heck yes!!! I only read a few of the high school ones, but I read all of the Sweet Valley Twins (middle scool), Unicorn Club (spin off of middle school), family sagas, & secret diaries. I'll be excited to see how she takes this on :)
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
Haha I used to read this series. I wonder what DC's interpretation of SVH will be like!
psterling psterling 7 years
omg, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED those books! This is the movie I never knew I always wanted to be made.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
I LOVED Sweet Valley High when I was younger! I read all the books (middle school, high school, college, family sagas, the revamped high school books, etc.) and even watched the show. It will be interesting to see what Diablo Cody brings to the table.
kaykayelle kaykayelle 7 years
Look right down in a crowded hall, you see there's a beauty standing. Is she really everywhere or, a reflection? One always calls out to you. The other's shy and quiet. Could there be two different girls who look the same at Sweeet Valley Sweeet Valley Hiiiiiiigh (Sweet Valley) Sweeet Valley Sweeet Valley Hiiiiiiigh (Sweet Valley) Sweeet Valley Sweeet Valley Hiiiiiiigh (Sweet Valley) Hey hey hey hey (All from memory, might be wrong) ...Too young for the books, sort of watched the show. But man, was that one killer theme song.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i loved the girls who played them on the TV series they were so beautiful (or so i thought at the time)
jhilly123 jhilly123 7 years
I loved this book too!! Yes there was a TV series, I think I saw one on youtube or something.
care0531 care0531 7 years
man you got me wanting to dig some out and start reading them again! I even had a Sweet Valley High board game! LOL. I loved these books and the babysitters club!
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
Wooh, I loved those books too! Is it a movie or a tv series?
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