The Gone Girl author and screenwriter is reuniting with New Regency to co-write the adaptation of UK show Widows with Steve McQueen.
McQueen, who collaborated with New Regency on best picture Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave, will direct and produces alongside his Shame and upcoming Codes Of Conduct collaborators Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films.
New Regency is understood to be in talks with Film4 to co-finance the project and license UK free TV rights.
The feature is based on Lynda La Plante’s UK miniseries Widows, in which the wives of four armed robbers killed during a heist resolve to complete the job themselves.
Flynn is currently developing the HBO series and UK TV adaptation Utopia with her Gone Girl director David Fincher.
New Regency’s slate includes True Story starring Jonah Hill and James Franco set to open on April 17 through Fox Searchlight, Cameron Crowe’s Aloha that arrives on May 29 through Columbia Pictures and Fox and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s awards hopeful The Revenant, scheduled to open on December 25 through Fox.
See-Saw Films is currently in production on Garth Davis’s Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Upcoming releases include the possible Cannes entry Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen, Anton Corbijn’s Life with Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan and Slow West starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Michael Fassbender.