Netflix has acquired film rights to Sarah Pinborough’s psychological YA thriller, 13 Minutes (Gollancz), bringing Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creators of "Gossip Girl", on board to write.
13 Minutes, described as "'Mean Girls' meets 'Pretty Little Liars'", is a high-concept tale of manipulation and "the power of truth in the age of the smartphone and social media". It revolves around a teenage girl attempting to solve her own murder.
The deal for film rights was struck through Undergound Mangement.
Pinborough lives in Milton Keynes where she works as a full time writer and script-writer. Her published work, almost all of which is optioned for TV or film adaptation, includes novella The Language of Dying (Jo Fletcher Books), and, published by Gollancz, The Dog Faced Gods series, The Hidden Kingdom series, The Nowhere Chronicles (as Sarah Silverwood) and two standalone novels: The Death House and 13 Minutes.