The Shining Girls TV Rights Acquired

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By Maryann Yin Comment

Two production companies will team up to adapt The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.

MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way will work together to develop the book into a TV series. According to the press release, Julian Friedmann of the Blake Friedmann Agency and Michael Prevett of the Gotham Group negotiated the deal.

Little, Brown and Company’s Mulholland Books just published the novel today.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter:

The novel tells the story of a serial killer named Harper Curtis who discovers a house in Depression-era Chicago that allows him to time travel through the decades. To keep traveling, he must kill “shining girls,” girls burning bright with talent and potential. One of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and teams up with an ex-homicide reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times in order to bring the killer to justice.