“The Selection”, the first book in the popular young adult series from author Kiera Cass, is being adapted into a new Netflix film. Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (“Mary Shelley”, “The Perfect Candidate”) will direct the feature. “The Selection” is the first in a five-book series and has sold more than 11 million copies around the world. The story is set in a dystopian future where 35 girls are chosen to move into the royal palace for the prince to choose a new wife. America Singer is one of those girls who came from the lower class of citizens – but she finds herself torn between her old life and potential new one when she develops feelings for the prince.