What's the current consensus on Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner's American Psycho? I feel like that film's aged well, and I continue to believe it's about the best possible adaptation of the source material we ever could have hoped for.
If you agree, you'll probably be intrigued to hear the following: Harron and Turner are reuniting for a "procedural" about the Manson Family murders. Here's what they're saying over at Deadline:
Director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner are set for The Family, an examination of the infamous Manson Family murders through the eyes of graduate student Karlene Faith as she works with three young, brainwashed women who were part of the cult.
The film is a procedural that will focus on Faith’s time attempting to teach the three women and on their personal transformations as they slowly grasp the reality of their crimes.
Interestingly, the film will be an adaptation of two books: one fiction (Ed Sanders' The Family), the other non-fiction (Faith's The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten: Life Beyond The Cult). According to Deadline, the script is completed, a small army of producers have been locked in, and casting is currently underway. I'm guessing the current popularity surrounding the true crime genre will help get this thing completed ultra-quick.
I'm excited about all of this, but then, I'm a fan of American Psycho and Manson Family ephemera; like every other teenager with an inclination towards the morbid, I plowed through several books about the Manson Family case, but I must confess that I never got around to either of these. I'll probably get on that before The Family arrives.
Stay tuned for more on this as it develops.
Oh, and if you look like Squeaky Fromme, maybe give your agent a call.