Diablo Cody Promises That ‘Sweet Valley High’ Is Still In The Works

If you’ve been sobbing into your frilly pink pillows every night, wiping your nose on the sleeve of your silk nightgown and tearfully wondering when, oh when, the long-awaited movie adaptation of “Sweet Valley High” will finally see the light of day, here’s the best news ever: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Diablo Cody swears that 2013 will be the year when the Wakefield twins get their big-screen moment.

“I feel like I keep telling people it’s going to happen, and now they’re going to stop believing me,” she said of the “Sweet Valley” movie. “But I’m telling the truth. It’s just that the development on a musical is longer, because you’re writing a lot of musical material and you really need to find a qualified director for something like this, so that’s what’s really dragging it out. But I’m telling you 2013 is the year I’m making it happen.”

Diablo has also been busy giving birth to two little kids, which might also explain the ultra-slow pace at which this project has made its way to the production line. And of course, we’re still waiting on the news that could make our month (or break our hearts): the announcement of which “perfect size six” identical actresses will be our leading ladies. But just knowing that it’s really, really happening makes everything better, doesn’t it? Just don’t let us down, Diablo. We need this. You understand.