Ron Howard to Direct ‘The Girl Before’ Adaptation

By Maryann Yin 

Ron Howard (GalleyCat)Ron Howard has signed on to direct The Girl Before. In the past, Howard (pictured, via) has worked on several book-based projects such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind, and The Da Vinci Code.

Deadline reports that the story for this film adaptation comes from J.P. Delaney’s not-yet-published thriller. Penguin Random House will release the book in Fall 2016.

Here’s more from Entertainment Weekly: “The Girl Before follows a traumatized woman who falls in love with a minimalist house and the man who designed it — but then discovers that another woman died at the home three years earlier. Michael De Luca is producing the film with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Howard, and Erica Huggins. Imagine’s Tyler Mitchell will be executive producer, and Elishia Holmes will exec produce for Michael De Luca Productions.”