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James Frey turns to teen science-fiction novels

James Frey is writing for young people, and Hollywood has signed on. Frey, best known for his discredited memoir "A Million Little Pieces," is collaborating on a four-book series of teen science-fiction novels that may be turned into movies.
/ Source: The Associated Press

James Frey is writing for young people, and Hollywood has signed on.

Frey, a former screenwriter best known for his discredited memoir "A Million Little Pieces," is collaborating on a four-book series of teen science-fiction novels that HarperCollins will publish.

Screen rights for the first novel, "I Am Number Four," have been acquired by DreamWorks and "Transformers" director Michael Bay.

Frey's co-author is Jobie Hughes, a recent graduate from the creative writing program at Columbia University.