Rebecca Sonnenshine To Write Adaptation Of Freida McFadden’s ‘The Housemaid’ For Lionsgate

Per Deadline, two-time Emmy nominee Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys) is set to write the film adaptation of Freida McFadden‘s bestselling novel The Housemaid for Lionsgate and Hidden Pictures.

The psychological thriller was released last April and has remained a bestseller ever since. It revolves around a struggling woman who is relieved when she gets to start fresh as a housemaid to an upscale, wealthy couple. But soon she finds herself falling for the kind and attractive husband.

From behind closed doors, she sees everything and soon learns that the family’s secrets are far more dangerous than her own.

Hidden Pictures’ Todd Lieberman and Alex Young will produce the film, with Carly Kleinbart overseeing the project for the company. Chelsea Kujawa and Erin Jones-Wesley are overseeing for Lionsgate.

Sonnenshine is the creator and showrunner of supernatural horror series Archive 81, which premiered on Netflix last year. She was previously a producer and writer on superhero series The Boys, which earned her multiple Emmy nominations. On the film side of things, she’s best known for writing the script for 2017 Blumhouse horror film The Keeping Hours.

Hopefully she can bring McFadden’s book to life, which is just the latest novel to be given a film adaptation. Other recent announcements include two Emily Henry books – Beach Read and Book LoversMaggie O’Farrell‘s Hamnet, and Colleen Hoover‘s It Ends With Us.


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