Script News: Girls, Jump, Time, True

The Shining Girls
MRC and Appian Way are developing a TV adaptation of South African writer Lauren Beukes’ upcoming book “The Shining Girls”.

The novel tells the story of a serial killer named Harper Curtis who discovers a house in Depression-era Chicago that allows him to time travel through the decades. To keep traveling, he must kill girls burning bright with talent and potential. [Source: Heat Vision]

Jump
Relativity has acquired John Scott Shepherd’s romantic dramedy spec script “Jump” at Vendetta Entertainment.

The story has a strong male role at the center, while Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein will produce. [Source: Deadline]

Keeping Time
Bon Aire Productions has optioned Nathan Zoebl’s spec script “Keeping Time”.

The story follows a for-hire time traveler who specializes in ‘preventing’ bad relationships. He meets his match with a mysterious woman who is determined to stop him from completing his mission. [Source: Deadline]

True Freshman
Scribes Ken Marino & Erica Oyama are set to script the comedy “True Freshman” at 20th Century Fox, 21 Laps & Radar.

The story is a campus comedy bout a team of underdogs attempt to restore athletics to their long past position of greatness at a snooty Ivy League school. [Source: Deadline]