Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is reportedly set to helm The Bitch Posse.
The film is based upon Martha O’Connor‘s 2006 novel of the same name, and follows the lives of Cherry, Amy and Rennie – three girls whose behaviour as teenagers haunts them well into their adult lives. The book skips back and forth from 1988 to 2003, showing how one of the girls has ended up in a loveless marriage, whilst another is a promiscuous writer, and the third confined to a mental institution.
Actress/writer Tristine Skyler has penned the adaptation and, although the film is yet to be cast, it will certainly be interesting to see who is chosen for the lead roles. Hardwicke has previously been credited with discovering teen stars such as Evan Rachel Wood, Emile Hirsch, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner – all of whom were relatively unknown before starring in Hardwicke-directed films, Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown and Twilight.
Despite the fact that the opening weekend of Twilight was the biggest opening ever for a female director, Hardwicke’s most recent film, Red Riding Hood, starring Amanda Seyfried, was received a relatively negative critical reception. Needless to say, teen angst is probably what Hardwicke does best – so this script should work well for her.
With Hardwicke’s other project, Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (an adaptation of the first book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson), currently being delayed due to reported script rewrites, it looks as if The Bitch Posse may well be the director’s next release.
We’ll keep you posted!