Michael Cunningham Sells a Beautiful Girl
Michael (The Hours) Cunningham has decided to try his hand at terror, and Screen Gems apparently really liked what they saw! After all, who could resist a Beautiful Girl?
Variety reports that Screen Gems has acquired the rights to Cunningham's spec script, Beautiful Girl, which concerns a shy but brainy high school girl who returns for senior year after having slimmed down six dress sizes. She finds herself flirting with the handsome English lit teacher, but the mutual crush turns deadly when the teacher's obsession with the student compels him to exact maniacal revenge on everyone who was cruel to her.
"While I was writing about Virginia Wolff, my mind was never far removed from the idea of girls in bikinis being hacked up by guys wearing hockey masks, and I vowed that if I ever had a good idea, I would write one of these scary movies," Cunningham told the trade.
Lay it on us, brother! Look for more on this one soon!
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