Harriet Walker's debut The New Girl optioned for film

Harriet Walker's debut The New Girl optioned for film

Times fashion editor Harriet Walker’s debut novel The New Girl has been optioned for a film by Simon Friend Entertainment.

Penguin Random House imprint Ballantine picked up the book in late 2018 in a six-figure pre-empt deal, with Hodder and Stoughton announcing they had bagged UK rights in May.

Walker’s debut, which is not released in the UK and US until May 2020, is set in the world of high fashion. It is a tale of friendship, ambition and insecurity triggered by a woman hiring her maternity cover.

Simon Friend Entertainment m.d. Simon Friend optioned film rights for the book from Zoe ...

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