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The Girl on the Train Screenwriter Is Adapting Eileen, Because Hollywood Can’t Resist a Book With Twists

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Erin Cressida Wilson seems to have stumbled into the middle of Hollywood’s rush to adapt female-led crime novels — unless [brace for gasps] she planned it all herself. Hot off adapting Paula Hawkins’s novel The Girl on the Train, Wilson has taken a job adapting Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen, which follows a troubled 24-year-old woman who works in a boys’ prison in the 1960s. The film is being produced by Fox Searchlight and Scott Rudin. Wilson also wrote Secretary, Fury, and Chloe. Do you happen to have any other unadapted thrillers lying around? Wilson would probably be happy to crank out a few twists and turns right now.

Eileen to Be Adapted by Girl on the Train Writer