The Uglies adaptation has been long anticipated but after a few false starts the recent Netflix project finally making it happen. I have a soft spot for this series because I read it in high school as it was being released!
This page was updated: 2/7/22
About The Book: Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.
But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever.
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Current Production Status: Post-production as of December 2021
February 2005- first book published.
2006- rights purchased with a movie planned.
2007-2020- development hell.
September 2020- Netflix announces it has acquired the rights with Joey King to star.
October 2021- filming begins.
December 2021- film enters post-production.
Who Owns The Rights: Netflix, Anonymous Content
Who Is Attached: Joey King, Laverne Cox, Chase Stokes
Estimated Release: 2022
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