Fuqua and Lee Adapting Miss: Better Living Through Crime


Antoine Fuqua will direct a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel “Miss: Better Living Through Crime,” with Spike Lee executive producing.

New company Vigilante Entertainment is developing the project, which revolves around Nola and Slim, two unlikely partners in crime in the early 1900s in New York. Nola is a poor white girl who has learned to survive by hook or by crook since being expelled from the orphanage. Slim is a black pimp with an uncertain past, trying to keep one foot out of the grave. The story revolves around a poor white girl and a black pim who forge a partnership as killers for hire.

John Ridley (upcoming Red Tails) is adapting the graphic novel, which was penned by French writers Philippe Thirault, Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux.