Although it will be retitled Will and Zoe, Kristin Halbrook’s modern Bonnie and Clyde tale “Nobody But Us” is heading to the big screen. Variety reports that Leanne Welham (whose short film work includes “Novio,” “Transgress,” and “Nocturne”) will both write and direct the feature version.
The book, published earlier this year, is officially described with two brief inner monologues from its two protagonists:
Maybe I’m too late. Maybe Zoe’s dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I’ll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I’m any kind of example, but we can learn together. When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.
Maybe it’ll take Will years to come to terms with being abandoned. Maybe it’ll take forever. I’ll stay with him no matter how long it takes to prove that people don’t always leave, don’t always give up on you.
Rachel Miller and Matt Perniciaro of Haven Entertainment will produce with Jesse Hara, Kevin Mann and Pouya Shahbazian executive producing through New Leaf Literary.