NBC has announced that it will be developing a TV series of the 90’s thriller Single White Female, which starred Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh. If you haven’t seen it, then now is the time to seek it out. It’s a lot of fun and embodies that cheesy, thrilling excellence that prevails in those classic ‘90s features. The film follows Fonda’s character Allison Jones as she searches for a new roommate, but makes the wrong decision when she picks Hedra Carlson (Leigh). Hedra becomes obsessed with Allison and things turn violent when she tries to copy every detail from her life. It’s a lot of fun and a tad unsettling.
The TV series will be written by Eric Garcia, who seems to have made a few changes from the original script. The synopsis is as follows:
When erstwhile con-artist Hedra uses her professional connections to target Allie, a seemingly moneyed colleague in search of a roommate, Hedra slowly begins to realize that her mark may not be quite as innocuous as she first seems. Soon, viewers will come to understand that Hedra may have met her match in Allie, making viewers question who is really being “single white female’d.
The next stage is to wait and see who is cast in the role of the leading ladies, who need to be suitably bad-ass if they want to follow the performances from the original 1992 film. Keep your eyes peeled for more as it comes.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)