A24 has acquired the feature script Bodies Bodies Bodies, written by Kristen Ropuenian, author of the hugely popular New Yorker fiction story Cat Person. Upon its publication last December, Cat Person turned into a viral phenomenon, becoming the most read fiction story the New Yorker published throughout all of 2017.
Bodies Bodies Bodies is Kristen’s first foray into the screenwriting space, and infuses a similarly fresh, incisive perspective into the horror genre, mixing together elements of shrewd character study, mystery and deep-seeded scares. This is A24’s first spec purchase, and they are fast-tracking it for production. CAA brokered the deal. Ropuenian also just made a major seven figure deal with Scout Press for her next collection of stories.
Cat Person was the story of a female college student in a relationship with an older man that doesn’t end up going well.
What do you guys think of Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian’s Bodies Bodies Bodies getting picked up? Did you read her New Yorker story? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.