Film deal for nine-year-old reporter who broke news of suspected murder

Hilde Kate Lysiak, is an American journalist who also publishes a local newspaper, the Orange Street News. Hilde Lysiak, the multitalented nine-year-old whose Orange Street News outlet broke the news of a suspected murder in Pennsylvania, is adding “screenwriter” to her CV.

Lysiak, a multimedia news reporter and publisher, is also writing a series of books fictionalising her adventures, according to Deadline. The first, Hilde Cracks the Case: Hero Dog!, will be published in September 2017. Bear on the Loose!, UFO Spotted! and Fire! Fire! will follow in quick succession. The film rights for all four books, which are owned by the US childrens’ publisher Scholastic, are to be put up for sale.

The books, aimed at readers aged six to eight and co-written by Lysiak’s news reporter father Matthew, will feature Hilde alongside her older sister, Izzy, as her photographer. The pair ride around their neighbourhood on their bikes reporting on local events, such a dog that foils a robbery.

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