Greg Berlanti to Direct Coming-Out Drama Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Greg Berlanti is taking a break from superhero shows, but will still be taking on the greatest evil of all: teenage angst. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is in negotiations to direct Fox 2000’s adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA best-seller, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Berlanti is known for his work on adaptations of DC Entertainment comics and characters, writing, developing, and executive-producing shows such as Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. The film follows a high-school junior named Simon whose sexual-orientation secret falls into the hands of the class clown, and Simon tries to find a way to come out to his friends and family on his own. The script was written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and should go into production by early 2017.

Greg Berlanti to Direct Coming-Out Drama