Greg Berlanti to Direct the Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie

By Maryann Yin 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover (GalleyCat)Fox 2000 has hired Greg Berlanti to take the helm of the Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda film adaptation. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill have come on board as producers.

Variety reports that the story for this movie will be based on Becky Albertalli’s young adult novel. Balzer + Bray, a HarperCollins Children’s Publishing imprint, released the book back in April 2015.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Described as a coming-of-age coming-out story, the plot centers on a high school junior named Simon whose sexual-orientation secret falls into the hands of the class clown. The latter blackmails the teen into playing cupid and while that unfolds, Simon tries to navigate a way that will let him come out to his friends and family, not pushed out.” (via Hypable)