Netflix has landed the psychological thriller The Weekend Away, an adaptation of Sarah Alderson novel. Leighton Meester (The Roommate, Gossip Girl, Single Parents) is set to star in the project.
Directed by Kim Farrant (Strangerland, Angel of Mine), the project will be produced by Ben Pugh, Charlie Morrison, and Erica Steinberg for 42 as part of their overall deal with Netflix. Kari Hatfield will executive produce for 42.
The Weekend Away is set in a weekend getaway in Croatia that goes awry and a woman is accused of killing her best friend and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret.
Along with Meester, the cast also includes Christina Wolfe (Batwoman, The Royals), Ziad Bakri (Blind Sun, Screwdriver, Le Bureau de Legendes), and Luke Norris (Poldark, Been So Long).
“I am so excited to see The Weekend Away make it to the screen. To have adapted my own novel makes it even more special, and I am thrilled that Leighton will be bringing this character to life,” shared Alderson.
A prolific author, Sarah Alderson has published 20 books throughout her career and is the best-selling author of YA novels Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, The Sound, and Out of Control, as well as the adult psychological thriller novels In Her Eyes, Friends Like These and The Stalker.
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