‘Scream’ star Bella Thorne is sinking her teeth into an adaptation of vampire YA novel ‘Drink, Slay, Love’.  Thorne will star in and executive produce the film for the Lifetime network.

Here is a synopsis of the novel written by Sarah Beth Durst:

Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil… until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.

Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don’t exist). They’re shocked she survived. They’re even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl’s family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the king’s feast — as the entrees.

The only problem? Pearl’s starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends — especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache — to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets down her family. What’s a sunlight-loving vamp to do?

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It’s unclear who Thorne is playing, but it isn’t the main character Pearl.  Thorne previously starred in the Lifetime Original Movie ‘Perfect High’ as an aspiring dancer who becomes a heroin addict.  She is best known for starring in the Disney Channel series ‘Shake It Up’ with Zendaya and also appeared on ‘Scream: The TV Series’ and will be seen in the upcoming ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ and the new series ‘Famous In Love’ on Freeform.

Speaking of Freeform, Cierra Ramirez, who stars on that network’s drama ‘The Fosters’ will portray ‘Drink, Slay, Love”s main character Pearl.  Also starring are Zach Peladeau (‘iZombie’) as Evan, Pearl’s human crush as well as Gregg Sulkin, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Desjardins and Jasmine Sky Sarin.

‘Drink, Slay, Love’ began production this past week and will be released next year.

Are you a fan of the novel?  Do you think a Lifetime movie will do it justice?

Source: Entertainment Weekly