Mary Harron, who directed the timeless American Psycho, is returning to the genre with a feature adaptation of The Orange Eats Creeps, writes ScreenDaily. Harron and her writer partner Guinevere Turner, who unveiled their controversial new Charles Manson film Charlie Says in Venice last week, are working together on the new project.
The Orange Eats Creeps is an adaptation of Grace Krilanovich’s cult novel of the same name, about a group of feral homeless teenagers, although the Amazon synopsis described them as “a band of hobo vampire junkies.”
“It’s a very underground, experimental novel that I thought was interesting,” Harron said of the project. “Young people travelling around the northeast [of America], living around the highways.”
The project is being developed and produced through New York’s Greencard Pictures and marks the latest collaboration between Harron and Turner after American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page and Charlie Says.
Harron is planning The Orange Eats Creeps as her next feature as a director following her Salvador Dali project, Dali Land, which will star Ben Kingsley as Dali and Lesley Manville as his wife Gala and which is due to shoot in spring next year.