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Leighton Meester to Star in Netflix’s Psychological Thriller “The Weekend Away”

by Talia M.
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Bestselling author Sarah Alderson will adapt her novel The Weekend Away into a feature film for Netflix.

A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret.

Sarah Alderson speaks on bringing her novel to life: “I am so excited to see The Weekend Away make it to the screen. To have adapted my own novel makes it even more special, and I am thrilled that Leighton will be bringing this character to life.”

The film stars Leighton Meester (The Roommate, Gossip Girl, Single Parents), Christina Wolfe (Batwoman, The Royals), Ziad Bakri (Blind Sun, Screwdriver, Le Bureau de Legendes) and Luke Norris (Poldark, Been So Long).

Ben Pugh, Charlie Morrison and Erica Steinberg will serve as producers. Kari Hatfield will serve as an executive producer. This film is part of 42 overall deal with Netflix.

Alderson has published 20 books throughout her career, and is the best-selling author of YA novels Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, The Sound, and Out of Control, as well as the adult psychological thriller novels In Her Eyes, Friends Like These and The Stalker.


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