"Penny Dreadful" Director Damon Thomas To Helm 'My Best Friend's Exorcism' Adaptation


My Best Friend's Exorcism Damon Thomas Directing

Back in 2018, we told you that a film adaptation of Grady Hendrix’s novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism was in the works with Happy Death Day's Christopher Landon possibly directing, and Deadline has now offered an update on the project.

It appears that Landon will only be producing the film with "Penny Dreadful" and "Killing Eve" director Damon Thomas now set to take the helm.

Thomas' other directorial efforts include episodes of Netflix and BBC's "Dracula", "Nightflyers", and "Crooked House".

Jenna Lamia ("Good Girls, "Awkward") will write the script and Quirk Books will also produce.

The site also reports that Hendrix's new novel and spiritual sequel to My Best Friend's Exorcism, titled The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, has been acquired by Patrick Moran’s recently launched PKM Productions, with the plan being to adapt the novel into a series for Amazon.

Quirk Books will publish The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires this Spring.

In My Best Friend's Exorcism, "The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?"

My Best Friend's Exorcism Damon Thomas Directing

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