In order to maintain its supremacy in the YA novel adaption field, Netflix is translating Uglies into a feature picture, which has been in post-production for several months.  

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We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about Uglies on Netflix, headlined by The Kissing Booth’s Joey King, a long-time admirer of Scott Westerfield’s book. 

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McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol), whose credits include Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation, The Babysitter, Rim of the World, and many others, will helm Netflix’s Uglies.  

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Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Charmed) and Vanessa Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Charmed) wrote the script for Uglies (The Shape of Water, Game of Thrones, Divergent)

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According to Deadline’s sources, lead actress Joey King has been a longtime admirer of the series and brought it to Netflix – called them, got them to read the script and the book, and then King got Netflix to option it.  

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Joey King’s production business, All The King’s Horses, recently signed a first-look contract with Netflix for new projects in summer 2021. Everything else we know about Netflix’s Uglies is as follows:

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As previously noted, Scott Westerfield’s 2005 international best-selling novel of the same name will be the basis for Netflix’s Uglies. Later, more sequels were produced.  

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The novel takes place in a society where physical disparities are eliminated by a required operation at age 16 and everyone is rendered attractive by meeting a predetermined standard of beauty.  

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Tally is eagerly anticipating turning sixteen. She will get the surgery in a few weeks that will transform her from a repulsive ugly into a wonderfully beautiful gorgeous. 

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Tally is given the option by the authorities to either find her buddy and turn her in, or to never turn pretty at all. Tally’s decision will alter her reality forever. 

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