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Lauren Beukes novel coming to TV

2013-06-01 10:01
Cape Town - The Shining Girl, a novel by South African author Lauren Beukes, will be adapted for television by MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news of the adaptation to television comes amidst hype around and praise for the novel, which is to be released on June 4.

The novel, set in Depression-era Chicago, tells the story of Harper Curtis who finds a key to a house that opens on to different eras. To keep time travelling, Curtis has to kill the "shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential". One of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and tries to bring Curtis to justice.

Beukes also authored Moxyland and Zoo City, for which she won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. Zoo City will be adapted for film by South African producer Helena Spring.

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