Rights to Claudia Tan’s award-winning Wattpad publication, Perfect Addiction, is now in the hands of Constantin Film who announced acquisition on Tuesday. Stephanie Sanditz (Infernal Devices, Beautiful Bastard, FX series Pyramid) is set to pen the script for a film that Constantin says “balances a Rocky-esque underdog story and a salacious romance in a sexy and gripping package”.
Perfect Addiction will center on Sienna Lane, a boxing trainer who plot to get even with her cheating boyfriend, reigning boxing champion Jax, by training his arch-nemesis, the dark, moody, and secretive MMA vet, Kayden. Between her technical prowess and his umatched potential, their reluctant partnership gradually turns into a chemistry and intensity they can’t contain within the ring, and they don’t want to.
The novel itself has accumulated over 81 million reads. Jeremy Bolt at JB Pictures and Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise, Polar, upcoming Monster Hunter) are circling to produce with Wattpad Studios Aron Levitz. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz, and Wattpad’s Eric Lehrman and Lindsey Ramey will exec produce.
More at Variety.