JESSICA JONES Star Krysten Ritter To Lead NIGHT BOOKS Adaptation For Netflix

Brightburn director David Yarovesky is set to helm an adaptation of J.A. White's horror-fantasy novel Night Books, which has Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter on board to play the lead villain...

Netflix is developing an adaptation of J.A. White's horror-fantasy children’s story Night Books, and the project now has a director and principal cast on board.

David Yarovesky (Brightburn, The Hive) will helm the movie, while Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad), Winslow Fegley (Larry), and Lidya Jewett (Good Girls, Hidden Figures) will star. Ritter is set to play an evil witch who imprisons a young boy named Alex (Fegley) in her New York apartment. There, Alex meets Yasmin (Jewett), who tells him that he must tell a new scary story every night in order to stay alive.

Night Books will be produced by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert through Ghost House Pictures along with MXN Entertainment’s Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen. The script is being written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (Five Feet Apart, The Curse of La Llorona).

Yarovesky left his calling card with mind-bending sci-fi thriller The Hive back in 2014, before unleashing dark "superhero" horror Brightburn on the world in 2019. Despite mixed reviews, a sequel to Brightburn is said to have been on the table before the movie took in a disappointing $32.8 million at the global box office.

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