Well this is exciting news!
Anonymous Content has acquired the option rights for The Good Girl, the bestselling debut novel from author Mary Kubica. Anonymous Content is the highly successful production company behind numerous award-winning projects, such as Winter’s Bone, Being John Malkovich and HBO’s True Detective. Paul Green will be producing it with Anonymous Content’s Doreen Wilcox-Little.
“After the first read we knew we wanted to be involved in bringing Mary Kubica’s deeply imaginative thriller to the screen,” stated Anonymous Content’s Paul Green. “Her book represents the kind of powerful storytelling Anonymous aspires to produce.”
Last summer, The Good Girl took the literary world by storm and was an instant bestseller upon release, striking a chord with both critics and readers. Praised as a “powerful debut” (Publishers Weekly), a “cleverly constructed suspense thriller” (Chicago Tribune) and “masterful” (Columbus Dispatch), Kubica’s debut drew comparisons to recent hits such as Gone Girl and The Silent Wife. MIRA Books is set to publish her highly anticipated sophomore novel, Pretty Baby, in July 2015.
The Good Girl is a powerful psychological thriller that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems. The story follows Mia Dennett, who upon being stood up for a date, meets a mysterious and charismatic stranger with whom she unwisely leaves the bar for a one-night stand. Hired to kidnap Mia, the stranger decides to hide her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers. Mia’s mother and a very determined detective will stop at nothing to find them, but the ensuing emotional entanglements eventually cause the family’s world to shatter.
Erika Imranyi, executive editor at MIRA Books said, “A lot of manuscripts have crossed my desk claiming to be the next Gone Girl—a lot of them—but few writers have that knock-out combination of psychological complexity, stunning characterization and propulsive storytelling. Mary Kubica is a powerhouse of a writer, and The Good Girl is nothing short of astonishing right to the very last page. It is perfect for the screen and I can’t think of a better producer to bring Colin and Mia’s story to life than Anonymous Content.”
“Anonymous Content is an incredible company, with an abundance of successful and innovative TV and film productions,” said Mary Kubica. “Paul Green’s vision for The Good Girl is everything I dreamed it would be. I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Anonymous Content to The Good Girl family.”