Harlots team lines up features

Harlots Monumental Pictures, producer of the ITV Encore period drama Harlots, is working on a feature film development slate including an adaptation of a debut novel and Caitlin Moran’s How To Build a Girl. 

As first reported on Screen, Monumental founders Debra Hayward and Alison Owen will produce The Universe Versus Alex Woods, which is adapted by Ol Parker from the (first) novel by Gavin Extence. The project has Peter Cattaneo as director. 

The novel follows science geek schoolboy Alex who is hit on the head by a meteorite which crashes into his mother’s house. 

Another producer is also on board the project; PI subscribers can log in for details including the anticipated shoot date. 

Also on Monumental’s slate is a feature adaptation of How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, about a Wolverhampton teenager who sets up in London to enjoy her new life as a music journalist – Moran herself won the Observer’s Young reporter of the Year prize before going on to work on iconic music magazine Melody Maker. 

For more on all Monumental’s development projects, log into Production Intelligence. The site currently has around 377 projects in development, from feature films and high-end TV drama to factual, entertainment and documentaries. 

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