The Hollywood Reporter
No, sadly this has nothing to do with the incredibly spooky Grady Twins from the famed Stephen King tale The Shining. Instead what we have here is a completely different adaptation that’s on its way! Read on for details.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way are teaming up to adapt The Shining Girls, written by Lauren Beukes and generating buzz as one of this summer’s must-reads. The two companies, however, are not aiming for a feature adaptation but rather intend to develop the project for television.
The Shining Girls doesn’t come out until June 4, but it’s already generating praise for its mix of historical fiction, gritty crime and sci-fi, including a favorable early review in The New York Times and strong buzz from librarians and booksellers who read early galley copies. The novel tells the story of a serial killer named Harper Curtis, who discovers a house in Depression-era Chicago that allows him to time travel through the decades. To keep traveling, he must kill “shining girls,” girls burning bright with talent and potential. One of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and teams up with an ex-homicide reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times in order to bring the killer to justice.
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