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LOS ANGELES, Nov 30, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Ramona Quimby may be 50 years old, but it looks like Beverly Cleary's beloved kid lit character is finally going make it onto the big screen.

Cleary, who turned 90 on April 12, has cut a deal with Fox 2000 to develop a movie based on Ramona, who was introduced in the 1955 classic "Beezus and Ramona," Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

"So many kids have asked me, 'When's a Ramona movie coming out?'" Cleary said in a statement. "I'm so glad there's finally going to be one! I look forward to seeing it."

HarperCollins is reissuing all of Cleary's books to celebrate her 90th birthday, starting with the Ramona series next summer.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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