Congrats to Master Cat! Jessica Brody, whose book 52 Reasons to Hate My Father has been acquired by Reliance Entertainment and Kintop Pictures.

The project will be co-produced by Deepak Nayar (Bend It Like Beckham), Tabrez Noorani (Million Dollar Arm, Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire) of Tamasha Talkies, and Soumya Sundaresh of Citrusmuse.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father follows the spoiled Lexington Larrabee, famous for her party-girl antics and tabloid headlines, who is forced by her absent mogul father to take on a different low-wage job every week for a year in order to receive her trust fund. Jessica’s book, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers, was published in July, 2012.

Jessica was represented by Paradigm and Stankevich & Gochman on behalf of her literary agent Jim McCarthy (Dystel & Goderich).