‘Before I Fall’ Movie Has Its Director

Ever since word came down of the movie rights being optioned for Lauren Oliver’s “Before I Fall,” fans have been waiting impatiently for the adaptation that’ll let us watch the supernatural time-glitchy unraveling of high school meanie Samantha Kingston on the big screen (not to mention for a “day on repeat” movie that doesn’t revolve around a sun-phobic subterranean rodent).

And now, The Hollywood Reporter has word that a helmer is nearly on board: director Gina Prince-Blythewood is circling the script of this hotly anticipated take on one of our favorite YA books.

This is the first big news on a “Before I Fall” movie in more than a year, but don’t be looking for casting announcements or behind-the-scenes gossip just yet: Gina, who also helmed “The Secret Life of Bees,” is still in negotiations to direct the adaptation, and word has it that she’s eyeing a rewrite of the script before things can move forward. But it’s still great news for a deal that seemed like it might’ve been lost somewhere in the Hollywood machine—and a good reason for us to reopen the debate on which up-and-coming actress can handle the difficult role of the thoroughly hateable (but ultimately redeemed) Samantha. Could one of our crop of New Class favorites be poised to take the lead?

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‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ Trailer: Bella Is A Vamp

Vampire eyes are watching you…

After the teasiest of teases from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” last week, we’re finally getting a look at the full teaser trailer, which debuted in front of “The Hunger Games” in theaters.

And by “full look” we mean about 25 extra seconds. Nonetheless, the extended sneak gives us an even longer look at running Vampire Bella and her newly scarlet peepers.

“After 18 years of being utterly ordinary, I finally found that I can shine,” the fresh immortal says in a voiceover, accompanied by shots of her sparkling skin and Usain Bolt-like speed. (Too early for Olympics references?)

And then, of course, there’s Jacob in his snug-fitting sweater, and Edward waxing eloquent about body temperature. (What a romantic that one is!)

The 48-second clip concludes with Bella hungrily eyeing a deer, and I think we all know how that’s going to end…

“Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ wasn’t the only Stephenie Meyer property to get a little trailer love at the cineplex this weekend—a first look at her alien-invasion romance, “The Host,” also ran in front of “The Hunger Games.”

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ hits theaters November 16.

What do you think of the “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ teaser trailer? What scenes are you still dying to see? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!