'Lady Bird' Producers Buy Horror Film From 'Cat Person' Author

Production company A24 have snapped up author Kristen Roupenian's horror screenplay Bodies Bodies Bodies.


Following the unparalleled success of that viral 'cat person' story by author Kristen Roupenian in December, her latest screenplay has just been bought by the the company behind Oscar-nominated Lady Bird.

And if you thought the 'Cat Person' was creepy AF, wait until you hear what the author's latest project is about.

Variety reports production company A24 is launching the development of a horror movie titled Bodies Bodies Bodies, describing Roupenian's work as a 'fresh, incisive perspective' into the horror genre.


Sources have described the script as a horror that 'shows heightened sensitivity to character development and social dynamics in a subversive way', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'Cat Person' details a 20-year-old female college student who embarks on a relationship with an older man that goes downhill. It became The New Yorker's most-read short story of 2017.

Published following the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo campaign, the story added to the conversation about sexual harassment and gender roles, raising some important questions about consent.

(One of several awkward sex scenes is described: 'After a frantic rabbity burst, he shuddered, came, and collapsed on her like a tree falling.')

Since 'Cat Person' launched Roupenian into the spotlight, the virtually unknown author has since signed a seven-figure book deal for her debut collection of short stories.

Sadly, little else is know about Bodies Bodies Bodies, but given A24's success with recent blockbuster hits such as Ex Machina and Lady Bird, coupled with expected themes of gender, power and sex, we can't wait to see what's in store.

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