Monday, May 10, 2021

One Shining Bell

Now this sounds like a TV show! Apple is putting together a series based on Lauren Beukes' 2013 novel The Shining Girls -- it sounds like they're dropping the "The" for the series' title -- which will star Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura (we like him), and our boy Jamie Bell. I hesitate to use the cliche of "That's it, that's the post," but come on, what else do you need? That's a cast and a half. The story's about a woman (Moss) hunting the man who assaulted her (Bell) and the journalist (Moura) on the trail of a copycat case -- anybody read the book? It sounds very standard potboiler and yes this will be Lizzy once again playing a victimized woman, but I'd watch those three watch dry-wall dry. The series is being show-run by the woman who did Strange Angel last year, which I know gave us some quality mustachioed Jack Reynor content but which I never got around to properly watching.

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