For the record, producer/director McG's latest project, 'The DUFF,' has absolutely nothing to do with Hilary Duff. Which we're sure she's happy about, as the acronym stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend."

'The DUFF' is the title of a young-adult novel by 20-year-old Kody Keplinger, and even though it won't be out until September 7, Variety reports that McG ('Charlie's Angels' and 'Terminator Salvation') has optioned the rights to the film.

The book is about "cynical seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper" who finds herself falling for "the guy she thought she hated more than anyone ... man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush," even though he's nicknamed her "Duffy," as in the dreaded acronym of the book's title.
categories Movies