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Susan Johnson To Direct JoJo Siwa In ‘Bounce’ From Will Smith & Paramount Players

Susan Johnson To Direct JoJo Siwa In ‘Bounce’ From Will Smith & Paramount Players

Exclusive: We hear that Susan Johnson, the director of Netflix’s hit teen dramedy To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, has boarded Paramount Players’ Bounce based on the Megan Shull YA novel and starring YouTube personality JoJo Siwa. The feature is in early development.

Bounce tells the story of a teenage girl who wishes she could trade her family for a new one on Christmas Eve. Her wish is granted and she finds herself “bouncing” into the lives of other girls and living Christmas Day on repeat — learning the value of family, finding your voice and the power of love. Josann McGibbon, the writer and EP on Disney Channel’s Descendants franchise, and the scribe on such movies as Runaway Bride, Three Men and a Little Lady and the Co-ep of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is adapting Shull’s novel.

Paramount won the rights to Bounce last summer after a competitive bidding war,

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