The Hollywood Reporter announced that Universal Pictures has picked up an adaptation of Alexandra Robbins nonfiction book, The Overachievers, for director Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps production company. The Overachievers follows a group of Maryland high school students preparing for the SATs, applying to colleges, and all the sickness, deceit, breakdowns, and obsessive parents that come with that. Levy read the book near the end of his directorial stint on Night At the Museum. He connected with the book from his own memories of this time period saying, “…there is something really unique about the culture right now where you have kids sacrificing the enjoyment of their youth to get to the next level.” The book is being adapted into a character-driven teen comedy by screenwriters Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka. Gatewood and Tanaka previously wrote Hairstyles for the Damned for Focus Features and Speedo for Warner Bros. In addition to The Overachievers, Shawn Levy and 21 Laps have been setting up several projects lately including The Seems and The Devil You Know. There is a chance Levy will direct this project, and Universal is hoping so after seeing the box office numbers that Night at the Museum did.