Abi Morgan is set to tell another female-led story. Deadline reports that the Emmy winner is following up women’s rights drama “Suffragette” with an adaptation of “Tangerine,” an upcoming thriller from Christine Mangan. Imperative Entertainment snagged the rights to the author’s debut novel in 2016.
Set to hit shelves March 27, “Tangerine” is set in 1950s Morocco. The story follows “two female characters, once inseparable roommates, who after an unexpected encounter in Tangier attempt to rekindle their friendship only to find their dark, tangled backstory reemerges, and quickly devolves from obsession to madness.”
George Clooney is among the pic’s producers.
Morgan won an Emmy for penning BBC America miniseries “The Hour,” a Cold War-era espionage thriller. Her feature credits include Margaret Thatcher biopic “The Iron Lady,” sex addiction drama “Shame,” and Charles Dickens romance “The Invisible Woman.” She created and wrote the upcoming BBC One/SundanceTV series “The Split,