Caitlin Moran feature eyes summer filming
A feature adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s fiction debut for adults, How to Build a Girl, is currently eyeing a summer start to filming.
First published in 2014, the novel centres on Johanna Morrigan, a young girl who moves from a Wolverhampton council estate to life as a music writer in London in the 1990s.
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s niece Dolly, Morrigan adopts Dolly as an alter-ego and reinvents herself as a hard-drinking, witty, rock ‘n’ roll type.
How to Build a Girl comes from Monumental Pictures, the production company founded in 2014 by Alison Owen and Debra Hayward.
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Monumental is also working on The Universe Versus Alex Woods, a big-screen adaptation developed with BBC Films of Gavin Extence's novel about a teenage science geek who is hit by a meteorite.
In addition, the company is nearing the end of production on Series 2 of Harlots, the period drama set against a backdrop of brothels in 18th century England.
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