Entertainment08 June 2021
Bestselling author Sarah Alderson will adapt her novel The Weekend Away into a feature film for Netflix.
Cast: Leighton Meester (The Roommate, Gossip Girl, Single Parents), Christina Wolfe (Batwoman, The Royals), Ziad Bakri (Blind Sun, Screwdriver, Le Bureau de Legendes) and Luke Norris (Poldark, Been So Long)
Director: Kim Farrant (Strangerland, Angel of Mine)
Writer: Sarah Alderson (S.W.A.T)
A prolific author, Sarah Alderson has published 20 books throughout her career, and is the best-selling author of YA novels Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, The Sound, and Out of Control, as well as the adult psychological thriller novels In Her Eyes, Friends Like These and The Stalker.
Producers: Ben Pugh, Charlie Morrison and Erica Steinberg for 42 as part of their overall deal with Netflix.
Executive Producer: Kari Hatfield for 42
Quote from Sarah Alderson: “I am so excited to see The Weekend Away make it to the screen. To have adapted my own novel makes it even more special, and I am thrilled that Leighton will be bringing this character to life.”
Logline: A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret.