Warners won a heated bidding war against Twilight producer Summit Entertainment, as well as Disney, and Paramount, who were all interested in bringing the book to the big screen, which is described as The Thomas Crown Affair with teens.
The story follows a young woman named Katarina Bishop who hails from an extended family of cat burglars and master thieves. The girl leaves her illicit life behind until her father becomes the prime suspect behind a mobster’s stolen art collection. So she assembles a crew to find the criminals behind the theft and return the work.
Heist Society the book will be released tomorrow, February 9th.
According to the report, while Bishop is in her teens in the book attending a boarding school, the film adaptation will see her and the other main characters aged into their early 20s.
Carter is also the author of a young adult mystery series titled Gallagher Girls, which centers on a boarding school for girls that are training to be spies.