Netflix, Brown & Bateman Team for The Girls I’ve Been Adaptation

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Netflix, Brown & Bateman Team For The Girls I've Been Adaptation

Netflix, Brown & Bateman team for The Girls I’ve Been adaptation

After both of their series garnered Emmy nominations for the streaming platform, Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Jason Bateman (Ozark) are partnering up with Netflix for a film adaptation of Tess Sharpe’s forthcoming novel The Girls I’ve Been, according to Deadline.

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Set to be published on January 26, 2021 by Penguin Random House, the official synopsis for the novel reads as follows:

Nora O’Malley is a lot of things. A sister. An ex. A secret girlfriend. Kind of crooked, but reformed… somewhat. Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up her mother’s protege. But when mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape. For five years she’s been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems:

#1: her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they’ve all been inseparable for months, Wes didn’t know about her and Iris.

#2: The morning after, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised together. It’s a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly.

Because #3: right after they get in the bank, two guys start robbing it.

But they have no idea who they’re really holding hostage. The robbers are trouble. Nora’s something else entirely.

The 16-year-old Emmy nominee has signed on to star and produce the film through her PCMA Productions while the Ozark star/executive producer/frequent director has signed on to produce the project via his Aggregate Films banner alongside partner Michael Costigan, though no director or writer is currently attached to the production.

Since her breakout with Stranger Things, Brown and Netflix have kept their working relationship going as the streaming platform recently acquired the rights to Enola Holmes, in which she produces and stars as Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious super-sleuth teen sister. Enola, which co-stars Henry Cavill (The Witcher) as Sherlock and Sam Claflin (Peaky Blinders) as Mycroft, is set to premiere in September, while Netflix is still determining when production can resume on the fourth season of the hit sci-fi horror series.

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Bateman had a big morning with his showing at the Emmy awards as Ozark received nine nominations including Outstanding Drama Series (alongside Stranger Things), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bateman, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Laura Linney, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Julia Garner, two Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series nods for Alik Sakharov and Ben Semanoff and three Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series nominations for Chris Mundy, John Shiban and Miki Johnson.

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