Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Acquires ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’ by Jen Wang


Deadline reports, Universal Pictures and Marc Platt have acquired the film rights of The Prince and the Dressmaker.

It’s a YA graphic novel from Jen Wang. The story follows the dressmaker Frances and Prince Sebastian. 

You can read the synopsis of the book below:

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

The Prince and the Dressmaker is published by First Second, an imprint of Macmillan.