DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness Films has acquired film rights to the debut novel by Australian author Krystal Sutherland.

Shovel Buddies

Young adult specialist Awesomeness Films has acquired film rights to Our Chemical Hearts, debut novel from Australian author Krystal Sutherland.

The novel, about high school newspaper editor Henry and new girl in class Grace, is set to be published in the US on October 4 by G P Putnam.

Awesomeness Films president Matt Kaplan said: “Krystal Sutherland is a breakout young writer, whose voice uniquely captures the emotional journey of falling in love for the first time.”

Awesomeness Films is the feature division of Awesomeness TV, the multi-platform media company owned by DreamWorks Animation and Hearst.

Awesomeness’ 2016 titles include drama Shovel Buddies (pictured above) and thriller You Get Me.