Deadline exclusively reports that Elle Fanning is in talks for the lead role in Awesomeness Films’ adaptation of Teresa Toten’s young adult novel Beware That Girl.
The story is a psychological thriller (the report states that it’s said to be in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train) set in an elite Manhattan private school where two girls befriend, use and manipulate each other in a game of cat and mouse. Kate is a scholarship student who survives by lying her way into friendships with wealthy classmates. Olivia is the ‘It’ girl of the Upper East Side with a dark and mysterious past. When a charming and handsome new faculty member joins their school, the girls are forced to bring their secrets to light.
Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan, Brian Duffield and Nicki Cortese will serve as Producers on the film. Elle Fanning’s recent credits include The Neon Demon, 20th Century Women and Live By Night.
There’s no cinematic release date scheduled yet for Beware That Girl.