Fuqua & Spike Lee Adapting 'Miss: Better Living Through Crime'
by Alex Billington
November 18, 2009
Filmmakers Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) and Spike Lee (Inside Man) are teaming up for an adaptation of the French graphic novel Miss: Better Living Through Crime. Fuqua will direct the crime thriller with John Ridley, who also recently wrote George Lucas' Red Tails, writing the script and Spike Lee executive producing. The project is one of the first at the newly formed Vigilante Entertainment. The comic is published through Les Humanoides Associes in France and first hit US shelves back in 2002. Vigilante is currently shopping the project around with studios before moving forward. Read on for more info on this.
Miss: Better Living Through Crime is about Nola and Slim (seen above), two unlikely partners in crime in the early 1920s in New York. Nola is a poor white girl who has learned to survive by hook or by crook since being expelled from the orphanage. Slim is a black pimp with an uncertain past, trying to keep one foot out of the grave. Story revolves around a poor white girl and a black pimp who forge a partnership as killers for hire. Wow, this sounds like quite a gritty story. I don't expect we'll be getting anything less than an R-rating on this adaptation. I'm definitely curious to see how it turns out with Fuqua directing. Sound interesting?