NBC is developing an hourlong drama based on Single White Female, the 1992 movie that starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bridget Fonda. Eric Garcia is writing the script and executive producing. Sony Pictures TV is the studio. Sony’s Columbia Pictures distributed the original feature film, which grossed $48 million domestically.
Single White Female was a cult erotic thriller based on John Lutz’s novel SWF Seeks Same, directed by Barbet Schroeder and co-written by Lutz and Don Roos. In the film, Fonda starred as Allison “Allie” Jones, a software designer living in New York City, who advertises for a roommate after she discovers her live-in fiance has been cheating on her. She soon finds something very strange is going on with the tenant (Leigh) who decides to move in.
The movie spawned a direct-to-video sequel in 2005, Single White Female 2: The Psycho, which starred Kristen Miller and Allison Lange.