Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown continues to add to her projects at Netflix.
Apart from Stranger Things, Brown has Enola Holmes, a feature film that will see her play Sherlock’s younger sister (pictured above), heading to the streamer later this year and is starring and producing Netflix movie A Time Lost, based on an original story she wrote with her sister Paige Brown.
And here’s the latest: Brown will star in and produce an adaptation of The Girls I’ve Been, an upcoming Y.A. novel by author Tess Sharpe, set to be published by Penguin Random House early next year.
Also on board to produce is Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan, the two working under their Aggregate Films banner as part of the company’s overall deal with Netflix.
The Girls I’ve Been is being described as “a twisty, exhilarating thriller” that will have Brown playing Nora, a con artist who must use her powers of persuasion and impersonation to get herself, her girlfriend, and ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank.
If you’re after a little more details on the plot, here’s an extended synopsis for the book that’s up at Good Reads:
A deliciously commercial YA page-turner about the daughter of a con artist who is taken hostage in a bank heist.
Nora O’Malley is a lot of things. A sister. An ex. A secret girlfriend. Kind of crooked, but reformed… somewhat.
Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up her mother’s protege. But when mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.
For five years she’s been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems:
#1: her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they’ve all been inseparable for months, Wes didn’t know about her and Iris.
#2: The morning after, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised together. It’s a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly.
Because #3: right after they get in the bank, two guys start robbing it.
But they have no idea who they’re really holding hostage.
The robbers are trouble. Nora’s something else entirely.