Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me is headed to the big screen with Tommy Dorfman on board to direct, Deadline reports.

The film will be based on the graphic novel written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. The book, published in 2019 by First Second, tells the story of Freddy, a 17-year-old girl in love with the titular Laura, who is the definition of a bad girlfriend. In a starred review, a critic for Kirkus praised the book as “a triumphant queer coming-of-age story that will make your heart ache and soar.”

The adaptation, written by Tamaki, will be helmed by Dorfman, the actor known for her roles in the series 13 Reasons Why, Jane the Virgin, and American Princess. Dorfman is also directing a film adaptation of Mason Deaver’s young adult novel I Wish You All the Best.

“Mariko’s script adaptation is just as groundbreaking as her deeply moving graphic novel,” Dorfman said. “This film is like the lovechild of John Hughes and Jamie [Babbit] with a fresh and honest perspective on love and queer chosen family. Reading the script for the first time, I was transported into the layered world she created and I can’t wait to bring this story to life for everybody to enjoy.”

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.