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Working Title options slasher novel My Sister, the Serial Killer

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UK-based production company Working Title Films, which has brought us such films as FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, numerous Coen brothers films, HIGH FIDELITY, SMOKIN' ACES, SHAUN OF THE DEAD (above), and BABY DRIVER (among many others) over the decades, has picked up the rights to develop a cinematic adaptation of author Oyinkan Braithwaite's upcoming novel MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER.

Described as a "short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel" (and that is quite a description), MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER has the following synopsis: 

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it.

The deal with Working Title was made so recently that a screenwriter hasn't even been assigned to the project yet, but it has been said that Working Title "loved the book's potential".

Set to be published in the UK by Atlantic and in the US by Doubleday, MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER is scheduled to be released on November 13th. You can pre-order a copy of the US edition at THIS LINK.

The synopsis does sound like it could make for some bloody fun. Here's hoping we'll be able to describe the adaptation as a "short, darkly funny hand grenade of a movie".

Extra Tidbit: How does MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER sound to you?
Source: Deadline

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