Catherine Hardwicke Tackles ‘Bitch Posse’

It’s a dark project, based on Martha O’Connor’s novel

Catherine Hardwicke, the "Twilight" director who last shepherded "Red Riding Hood," will do similar honors for "The Bitch Posse," TheWrap has confirmed.

The movie is based on Martha O'Connor's novel of the same name. It follows three friends from high school into their mid-30s. There's an unspeakable event, wretched lives, a mental institution, a loveless marriage, promiscuity, vodka, cocaine, and emotional complexity. 

So it's not "Twilight."

Tristine Skyler wrote the screenplay.

Miranda Bailey and Matthew Leutwyler, who run Ambush Entertainment, are producing. Virginia Madsen and Karly Meola also are producing. Their company, Title IX Productions, optioned the book.

Hardwicke and Skyler are repped by CAA.