Catherine Hardwicke Lined Up to Direct Adaptation of 'Bitch Posse'

May 6, 2011
Source: Deadline

The Bitch Posse / Catherine Hardwicke

If her adaptation of Twilight or more recently her take on Red Riding Hood didn't have enough teenage drama for your tastes, then director Catherine Hardwicke has a surprise in store for you. Deadline reports the filmmaker will next be at the helm of an adaptation of Martha O'Connor's novel The Bitch Posse, the story follows three friends, Cherry, Amy and Rennie, as high school seniors who come from troubled homes and form a dangerous alliance called the Bitch Posse. But something happens between them that rips apart the friendship and haunts them into adulthood. Yes, there's plenty of angst to go around.

Apparently the book (which is being adapted by Tristine Skyler) switches back and forth between the friends' time in high school and their adult lives where one of them is in a mental institution, another is a promiscuous failed writer and the other is stuck in a loveless marriage. It certainly sounds like there's the potential for some great drama here, and maybe this will get Hardwicke back to her former glory after directing Thirteen or even Lords of Dogtown. Both of those films are far superior to the more fantastical films she's taken on recently, and I think it's about time to distanced herself from those kinds of stories. However, she was also recently in talks to direct an adaptation of Maze Runner, so we'll see what happens. What do you think?

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