Today's Match Made in Heaven: Michael Bay and James Frey

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Worn out from grueling, back-to-back slogs wrangling jive-talking robots and lingerie models, Michael Bay may pick up the young-adult alien novel I Am Number 4 as a forthcoming adaptation for DreamWorks. Better yet: It's James Frey's young-adult alien novel, the first in a series co-written by Jobie Hughes and optioned by the studio as a producing (and potential directing) project for Bay. The story follows nine aliens disguised as human teenagers, on the run from the mysterious force that destroyed their home planet. And knowing Frey, of course, it's probably all true. Developing... [BFDealMemo]