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Harmony Korine Adapting Alissa Nutting’s Tampa, Correctly Judging a Book by Its Cover

The actual cover of Tampa.

Harmony Korine is working on an adaptation of Alissa Nutting’s Tampa, the filmmaker told the crowd at the Miami Beach Cinematheque according to the Playlist. The novel, which concerns a 26-year-old middle-school teacher’s attempts to seduce the 14-year-old boy of her dreams, is so perfectly Korinian that Slate once begged Hollywood to hire him to direct the movie version. (Who ever said that #content can’t accomplish anything?) Korine suggested the film might air on HBO, which would fill the inappropriately sexual student-teacher gap left by the ending of Girls.

Harmony Korine Adapting Alissa Nutting’s Tampa