I’m loving the fact that Elisabeth Moss is strolling further and further into the horror genre – and it seems to me that she has latched onto a great one with today’s announcement that she will be starring in The Shining Girls.
Based on the acclaimed 2013 novel by Lauren Beukes – The Shining Girls is a time-traveling – serial killer tale that is ripe for an adaptation. The story is as follows:
Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of these shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He’s the ultimate hunter, vanishing without a trace into another time after each murder — until one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on an impossible truth . . .
This is one to keep an eye on – and trust me, we’ll be doing just that. Hopefully it moves into production quickly, can’t wait to see this one.