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Universal Acquires Rights to Gillian Flynn’s ‘The Grownup’

”Gossip Girl’s“ Natalie Krinsky is attached to write the script

Universal has acquired the rights to Gillian Flynn‘s “The Grownup.”

Michael De Luca is producing, and Natalie Krinsky, whose previous credits include TV’s “Red Band Society” and “Gossip Girl,” is attached to pen the script.

The “Gone Girl” author’s short story originally appeared in George R. R. Martin‘s “Rogues” anthology in 2014. It follows a fake psychic who visits an eerie Victorian home that has been the source of terror and grief, and realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore.

Flynn adapted her own best-selling novel “Gone Girl” in 2014, with David Fincher as director and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. A 2015 adaption of another of her novels, “Dark Places,” starred Charlize Theron.

Her debut novel “Sharp Objects” is also being developed into a TV series at Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions.