Hours Author Pens Killer Thriller “Girl”

Screen Gems has picked up the thriller “Beautiful Girl” from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) says Variety.

The story concerns a shy but brainy high school girl who returns for senior year after having slimmed down six dress sizes.

She finds herself flirting with the handsome English lit teacher, but the mutual crush turns deadly when the teacher’s obsession with the student compels him to exact maniacal revenge on everyone who was cruel to her.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing.