Constantin Film has acquired the rights to “Perfect Addiction,” the second novel of the immensely popular English-language “Perfect” series published on Wattpad, the world’s leading social storytelling platform. Written by Claudia Tan, “Perfect Addiction” has accumulated over 81 million reads from fans all over the world on Wattpad, and won the People’s Choice Award (by audience votes) at the 2015 Wattys.
PERFECT ADDICTION will be produced by Jeremy Bolt at JB Pictures and Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer, part of the team behind the global hit RESIDENT EVIL movie franchise, POLAR and upcoming video game adaption MONSTER HUNTER, starring Milla Jovovich. Aron Levitz of Wattpad Studios will also produce, along with Executive Producers Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film), Eric Lehrman (Wattpad Studios), and Lindsey Ramey (Wattpad Studios). Some of Wattpad Studios’ recent hits include the People’s Choice Award-winning film After and Hulu’s Emmy-nominated Light as a Feather. Wattpad Studios is represented by UTA. Renowned writer Stephanie Sanditz is set to write the screenplay. Sanditz previously wrote “Infernal Devices,” and “Beautiful Bastard,” for Constantin. She recently developed her original series “Pyramid,” at FX and pilot “The High Life,” for ABC Signature, optioned DANCE PARTY, a film she co-wrote, to AGC Studios, released her series Chat. Like Love. for Dreamworks’ AwesomenessTV, and won a Tribeca Film Festival Award for New Voices in Screenwriting for her film GET YOUR HEART ON. Sanditz is excited to work with Constantin and Wattpad and write a film in the fight world that’s as fun and sexy as it is empowering. Sanditz is represented by Stephen Crawford and Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment, The Arlook Group, and attorney Jennifer Grega.
About the story:
Perfect Addiction balances a Rocky-esque underdog story and a salacious romance in a sexy and gripping package. When successful boxing trainer, Sienna Lane, discovers that her boyfriend Jax, the reigning champion, has been cheating on her with her own sister, she sets out to get revenge by training the one man capable of dethroning him: his arch-nemesis Kayden. He’s dark, moody, and full of secrets, having risen through the underground fighting circuit. Used to being on opposite sides of the ring, Sienna and Kayden can’t trust each other at first, but with Sienna’s technical prowess and Kayden’s unmatched potential, they won’t be able to deny their chemistry for long. Boundaries blur as the former foes discover that they can’t contain this intensity within the ring and they don’t want to.
About Constantin Film
Constantin Film has been synonymous with quality and success for over 40 years. It has played a crucial role in establishing German cinema both nationally and internationally. Between 1977, when Bernd Eichinger established the company, and today, Constantin Film has emerged as the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media industry. Constantin Film’s operations include German and English language motion picture theatrical production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment distribution, licensing and television production.
Constantin Film’s diverse slate includes box office hits and award-winning films alike, ranging from comic book to literary adaptations, historical dramas, action and genre, among them THE NEVERENDING STORY, THE FANTASTIC FOUR film franchise, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, NOWHERE IN AFRICA, DOWNFALL, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, POPE JOAN, THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS, FACK JU GOEHTE 1-3, three of the biggest ever German box office hits, the RESIDENT EVIL film franchise, MONSTER HUNTER and the TV series SHADOWHUNTERS – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is the world’s leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 80 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Wattpad’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology allows the company to discover stand-out stories among the more than half a billion uploads that have been written on the platform. Wattpad Studios and Wattpad Books are transforming entertainment and publishing, using data-backed insights to turn Wattpad stories into books, films and TV shows. Wattpad Brand Partnerships help brands build deep engagement with Gen Z consumers. In 2020, Wattpad was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at company.wattpad.com
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