EW Staff
April 29, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Director Liz Friedlander (Take the Lead is on board to direct a movie adaptation of Tom Wolfe‘s 2005 novel I Am Charlotte Simmons. It is the first novel the author has optioned for a movie since 1987’s The Bonfire of the Vanities. The story is about an innocent country girl navigating her way through freshman year at a fictional university. Friedlander is best known for her work on music videos, having worked with Kelly Clarkson, U2, R.E.M., and Blink 182. (Hollywood Reporter)

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