Olivia Wilde Will Follow-Up Booksmart with Holiday Comedy for Universal

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Olivia Wilde Will Follow-Up Booksmart with Holiday Comedy for Universal
Booksmart director Olivia Wilde has found a home for her sophomore directorial debut, which will be a Holiday Comedy. After a bidding war between six studios, Universal landed the new project. Wilde saw acting fame with her role in the teen soap opera, The Oc where she played Mischa Barton's (Ouija House) troubled love interest and Fox's House. Although she eventually moved to larger films such as Tron: Legacy and In Time, her recent stint in the director's chair has earned her critical acclaim.

Booksmart starred Beanie Feldstein (TV's What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaityln Dever (Unbelievable) as academic overachievers Amy and Molly who thought focusing only on school gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time,
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