EXCLUSIVE: Teen surf film to shoot in late 2015.

John Duigan (Sirens, Head In The Clouds) has been tapped to direct teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky.

London-based producer Leighton Lloyd (Outcast, Dead Simple) made the announcement.

The film is adapted from Lisa Glass’ young adult novel Blue (Quercus). The story follows a Cornish teenager who has a whirlwind romance with a famous pro surfer from Hawaii.

Lloyd says: “I’m incredibly excited to be bringing this film from hardback to the silver screen. I’m sure audiences will fall in love with Iris whom has a heart of gold as we follow her heartbreaks and triumphs.”

Steve Cookson will join Lloyd and Glass as co-producers. Michael Favelle will serve as executive producer.

The film will shoot in late 2015, largely in Newquay, Cornwall.

Lloyd is also a lawyer at Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione, where he has advised on films including Hotel Rwanda and Gosford Park.