This The Housemaid adaptation in hoping to follow in the footsteps of all of the other successful female-led mystery thriller adaptations that have been hitting our screens.
Having, as author Freida McFadden says, become a favorite of the Amazon algorithm these books have skyrocketed in popularity and will have no shortage of book fans clamoring to see this story brought to life on screen.
The twists and turns that had readers unable to put the book down will have the movie’s viewers on the edges of their seats.
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This page was updated: 8/4/23
About The Book:
“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…
Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor.
I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.
I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out… and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late.
But I reassure myself: the Winchesters don’t know who I really am.
They don’t know what I’m capable of…
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Current Production Status:
The project is currently in development with a screenwriter attached to the film in April 2023.
The Housemaid Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in April 2022 and went on to be Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Best Mystery and Thriller (2022).
In July the film rights were acquired in a competitive situation by Hidden Pictures under their deal with Lionsgate.
Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys) was announced as the screenwriter for the script in April 2023.
Who Owns The Rights:
Hidden Pictures (Shotgun Wedding) acquired the film rights and will be producing the feature film under their strategic film partnership with Lionsgate.
Who Is Attached:
As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements or names attached to the film.
Who would you like to see cast?
With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
This will be the first of Freida McFadden’s novels to be adapted to the screen.
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