Part2 Pictures has optioned “Blonde
, Beautiful and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks,” an upcoming project from MetaBook about Hazel Drew, the young woman whose murder 110 years ago became the basis for the fictional killing of Laura Palmer.
“Blonde, Beautiful and Dead,” by David Bushman
and Mark Givens
, examines the death of Drew in Sand Lake, New York, home of “Twin Peaks
” co-creator Mark Frost
’s grandmother, Betty Calhoun. Calhoun used to tell Frost stories about Drew, who was found dead in the waters of Teal’s Pond. Like Laura Palmer, she was said to have a double life that included multiple lovers.
Frost will write the foreword of the book, which explains how his grandmother’s stories about the killing lingered with with for decades, leading to the inception of the murder mystery at the center of his and David Lynch
’s unforgettable “Twin Peaks
Under the deal,