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Reese Witherspoon Teams with Lionsgate on New Fantasy Series

You know about Twilight. You know about The Hunger Games. Add now to the list the upcoming Divergent series and The Maze Runner series, the first entries of both hitting theaters this year, and one thing seems apparent: the movement of films based on young-adult fantasy novels is in full swing with no signs of slowing down. Variety reports that Lionsagte is continuing to make moves with more stories in the young-adult genre as they acquired the feature film rights to the upcoming trilogy The Outliers. The novels are¬†currently being written by Kimberly McCreight, whose debut novel Reconstructing Ameila was the New York Times bestseller. Actress Reese Witherspoon will be one of a team of producers on the project, under her Pacific Standard banner.   reese-witherspoon   The story focuses on a young woman named Wylie whose best friend mysteriously goes missing. She finds her friend deep in the woods with a group called the Outliers, who claim to posses the ability to harness "intuition" and turn it into a powerful psychological weapon. She joins the Outliers, but she soon finds herself on the run from them. What say you out there, Fusers? Excited for this new YA property to possibly become the next Hunger Games? Or should Lionsgate give it a rest? Let us know your thoughts!

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Steven Armstrong is an editor and staff writer for Entertainment Fuse's Movie Department. He also is a creative writer of fiction and poetry, an occasional filmmaker and electronic musician who enjoys reading, writing, video games, movies and any good story.

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