Magazine article Screen International

Monumental to Adapt Caitlin Moran's Girl

Magazine article Screen International

Monumental to Adapt Caitlin Moran's Girl

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EXCLUSIVE: The newly formed Monumental Pictures has signed on for the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran's bestseller How To Build A Girl.

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward's new London-based production company Monumental Pictures is planning a big-screen version of Caitlin Moran's bestselling novel How To Build A Girl.

The deal marks the first acquisition for Monumental.

Famed columnist Moran tells a somewhat autobiographical story in the tale of Wolverhampton-born teenager Johanna Morrigan, who moves to London and reinvents herself as an adventurous, sexually adventurous music critic.

Moran and John Niven are adapting the book.

"Caitlin Moran is the wittiest writer on the planet and her creation, Johanna Morrigan stands alongside Elizabeth Bennet and Bridget Jones as one of the great female literary icons," said Owen. …

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