EXCLUSIVE: New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian‘s upcoming novel The Lioness will be adapted for television by eOne. Sherry Marsh will produce via her Marsh Entertainment and eOne will serve as the studio.
The Lioness is a historical fiction thriller that follows a Hollywood starlet and her entourage as they embark on a luxurious African safari that turns deadly. Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will publish the book on May 10.
Bohjalian’s previous novel The Flight Attendant was also adapted to series and is currently airing its second season via HBO Max with Kaley Cuoco starring as the titular character.
Three of his prior books Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies.
Marsh’s credits include executive producing Pose, Vikings, and Vikings: Valhalla. Her upcoming credits include executive producing The Winter King series with Bad Wolf for Sony and the feature film Impossible from writer/director Sian Heder with Picture Perfect Federation and Black Label Media based on the book The Impossible Us from Sarah Lotz.
Bohjalian is repped by IPG on behalf of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents. Marsh is repped by DLA Piper.
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