Zoey Deutch is getting another shot at the YA book-to-screen regime.
The "Vampire Academy" star has now been cast in the adaptation of Lauren Oliver's debut novel "Before I Fall," a book about a high school senior named Sam Kingston who is forced to re-live the day of her untimely death a whopping seven times until something good comes of it.
And while that might sound kind morbid, not to mention emotionally exhausting, Oliver's readers will know that the character transformation offered through this unusual plot platform is moving and real and reminds us all to stymie the mean girlness that high school popularity can bring out of people -- and to carpe diem the mess outta life, of course.
The author, for one, is completely jazzed about the choice of casting with Deutch, writing on Twitter that she is "perfect" for the part.
"Before I Fall" is one of two on-going adaptations based on Lauren Oliver's material -- first there's "Panic," the screenplay for which she is penning herself for Universal Pictures. Her best-selling "Delirium" trilogy starter was scripted for TV adaptation with Emma Roberts and Gregg Sulkin in the lead, but it was not picked up for a full run by Fox.