Ally Condie’s Matched lands at Disney

From Variety – Disney and Offspring Entertainment have acquired the rights to Ally Condie’s upcoming young adult novel, Matched. The Mouse House fended off Paramount in a bidding war for the rights, clearly hoping Matched will be the next Twilight. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgo will produce.

Matched, the first book of a planned trilogy, hits bookstores November 30.

Book Jacket:

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.