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Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls Snapped up for TV by Media Rights Capital and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way

The Shining GirlsThe US edition of Lauren BeukesThe Shining Girls only debuts tomorrow, June 4th – but the book is already making waves in America’s entertainment heartland, Hollywood.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news late on Friday that The Shining Girls had been optioned for television by two companies, Media Rights Capital and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions, which intend to spin the novel about a time-travelling serial killer into, appropriately enough, a series.

Congratulations to superstar author Lauren Beukes!

MRC has picked up the rights with Appian executive producing. John Ridley, vp production at the shingle, identified the book and brought it to MRC. The project marks a rare but splashy foray into TV for Appian, which previously made the environmental reality show Greensburg.
While better known for its involvement in such movies as Ted and the upcoming Elysium, MRC has made waves in TV as the company behind Netflix’s House of Cards. It also produced HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show and The Life and Times of Tim.

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Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    June 3rd, 2013 @09:52 #

    How spectacular :) And further - how spectacular that there's no end to it!


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