The Girls by Emma Cline has had a TV series adaptation in the works for some time, which is apparently now being developed by Hulu. For all the details on The Girls film adaptation, here’s what we know so far:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
The Girls is about a fourteen-year-old girl, Evie Boyd, who is drawn into a Charles Manson-type cult.
From Deadline: “The novel takes place in the combustible summer of 1969, where a 14-year-old named Evie lives in boredom in Marin County. The product of recently divorced parents, she is restless and unable to get much attention from either of them. She befriends and falls into an accidental friendship with an older and beguiling drifter named Suzanne. The young girl soon is sucked into the turbulent counterculture waters of what is to become an infamous commune, run by a charismatic madman. Evie quickly finds herself under the sway of a madman and closer than she knows to unthinkable violence. ”
The Girls was published in June 2016.
What format will it be? Will The Girls adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
The Girls is currently in development at Hulu as of May 2020. Back in 2014, years before the book was released, producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to the project, but not much news has come out about it since then. It appears Rudin is still involved with the project though.
What’s the status of The Girls adaptation?
There hasn’t been much news on the adaptation’s progress, but author Emma Cline mentioned the Hulu project in an interview in May 2020, so it seems to still be in development.
It’s possible development was interrupted by a copyright lawsuit in early February 2017 from author Emma Cline’s e-boyfriend. However, the lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in June 2018.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
The Girls Series Development Timeline
October 2, 2014 Charles Manson Family Novel ‘The Girls’ Bought By Producer Scott Rudin
June 14, 2016 The Girls (novel) is released.
May 11, 2020 Emma Cline states in an interview the The Girls is now being developed by Hulu into a limited series.
I remember reading this when it came out and thinking it would be a good movie!
Woah! 😱 Always intrigued by cults and what makes people join them.