Iggy Azalea has optioned rights a book in the hopes of turning it into a film.
Looks like Iggy Azalea is spreading her wings. The Australian rapper has optioned rights to a book, which she hopes to develop into a film. Last August, the rapper signed a a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios to develop a reality TV show as well as high-end scripted fare.
Deadline reports that Azalea optioned the rights to Temple Mathews' upcoming YA novel Bad Girl Gone. The plot revolves around a recently deceased girl forced to solve her own murder to escape purgatory. Macmillan’s St. Martin’s Griffin and Thomas Dunne Books will publish the novel this summer.
Brendan Deneen at Macmillan Entertainment will produce the film with Azalea and Patrick Hughes, who brokered the deal through his Foundation Media Partners. The rapper's next album, Digital Distortions, should drop this year.