“Twin Peaks” followers have a brand new documentary to stay up for because of “Blonde, Lovely, and Useless: The Homicide Thriller That Impressed Twin Peaks.” Manufacturing firm Metabook Leisure confirmed to MovieMaker journal this week that an imprint of Amazon Publishing has picked up the rights to the upcoming non-fiction e-book of the identical identify and has plans to adapt the challenge right into a documentary. Each the e-book and the documentary will cowl the homicide of Hazel Drew, a younger lady who died in Sand Lake, New York in the course of the summer time of 1908.
Per an announcement from Metabook Leisure, “Blonde, Lovely, and Useless” will “examine the secrets and techniques, corruption, and gender politics one small city neighborhood tried to maintain buried” amid the Hazel Drew homicide scandal. The e-book comes from authors David Bushman and Mark Givens and is eyeing a 2021 launch date. Mark Frost, who co-created “Twin Peaks” with David Lynch, used the homicide of Hazel Drew as inspiration for the acclaimed collection’ Laura Palmer homicide thriller. Frost will write the ahead to the e-book.
“The primary true crime story that captivated me as a child, the Hazel Drew homicide attracts you right into a nexus of energy, cash and sexual politics that feels completely up to date,” Frost stated in an announcement to MovieMaker. “This haunting story additionally offered the nightmare gasoline for a fictional tragedy that, a long time later, requested the query: Who killed Laura Palmer?”
The “Blonde, Lovely, and Useless” documentary adaptation is to be directed by Benjamin Alfonsi. The filmmaker informed MovieMaker, “It’s been extremely rewarding to see Hazel’s story tackle a lifetime of its personal. I hope this documentary will give her a voice on display screen that she didn’t have in actual life.”
“Though we each got here to this story initially by our fascination with ‘Twin Peaks,’ we now have come to understand — within the years we now have spent investigating the homicide of Hazel Drew — that that is an extremely gripping and scandalous homicide thriller in its personal proper,” authors Bushman and Givens added in their very own joint assertion.
Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer is planning a winter 2021 launch for the e-book. Amazon Studios has a first-look cope with Metabook Leisure for dramatic TV and movie rights.
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