American Psycho Director to Adapt Moth Diaries

American Psycho Director to Adapt Moth DiariesWell, being a big fan of both Christian Bale’s performance as Patrick Bateman and the vision director Mary Harron used with her adaptation of American Psycho for the big screen, I am definitely excited to report her return to genre films.

Production Weekly announced that Harron is taking on adapting another novel into a film with The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein. Just in case you aren’t familiar with The Moth Diaries, here’s a brief synopsis to give you an idea of what’s in store for you fiends:

At an exclusive girls’ boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her growing obsession is her roommate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy’s friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is an enigmatic, moody presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl dark rumors, suspicions, and secrets as well as a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school and Lucy isn’t Lucy anymore, fantasy and reality mingle until what is true and what is dreamed bleed together into a waking nightmare that evokes with Gothic menace the anxieties, lusts, and fears of adolescence. And at the center of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in the fevered world of her own imagining?

Sounds a bit like Suspiria meets Let the Right One In, which frankly makes me a bit warm and fuzzy.

Harron is set to start filming The Moth Diaries this summer in Canada. Once we get more details on what she has planned, we’ll let you know! In the interim order the book below!

Heather Wixson

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