Writer Ripley Parker will adapt Sarah Underwood's debut YA fantasy novel Lies We Sing to the Sea for film. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the book, which was "snapped up in a pre-empt by Farshore in the U.K. and its sister company HarperCollins Children's Books in the U.S.," and has already hit the bestseller lists.
"I couldn't be more thrilled and honored to have been entrusted with these characters," said Parker. "To be handed someone else's story for safekeeping is such a beautiful responsibility, and I only hope I can do it justice. It's a truly incredible book, and Sarah is obviously prodigiously talented. The world will very soon be clamoring for more of her words. I'm so thrilled to be working with her, and all the wonderful folks at Archery."
Underwood added: "I'm absolutely thrilled that Lies We Sing to the Sea is being adapted for film, and I cannot imagine a better home for it than at Archery Pictures. It's been wonderful to see Ripley's enthusiasm for this project; I know that Leto, Melantho and Mathias are in the very best of hands."