Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to "13 Reasons Why", a novel by Jay Asher.
Selena Gomez has been set to star.
The story is about a shy California high school student who returns from school to find a box waiting on his doorstep. It contains seven cassette tapes recorded by Hanna Baker, the classmate he had a crush on. Before she committed suicide, Hannah sent the tapes to one classmate with instructions to pass them on to a list of students like a chain letter. The tapes explain to 13 people how they played a role in her death.