Netflix is working on a film adaptation of the British book Geek Girl, a story about a clumsy girl who is plucked from obscurity to start a modeling career.
A stolen dream
Geek Girl is written by Holly Small and will soon be available on the streaming service as a 10-episode series. It is a co-production of Canada and the United Kingdom. Shooting will start later this year. Geek Girl tells the story of clumsy teen Harriet Manners, who has a variation of brain neurological and cognitive development. The fact that no one at school seems to like her makes her insecure. Harriet’s life is turned upside down when she is scouted as a model and embarks on a new adventure. She seizes the opportunity to take on this new adventure, even though it brings several problems. She steals her best friend’s dream, makes the relationship with her nemesis Alexa even worse and blunders several times in front of the super handsome model Nick.
Geek Girl will be made by RubyRock Pictures, the British company founded by producer Zoë Rocha, producer of, among others Moone Boy (2012–2015). Small has published her novel in more than 30 languages. She also hopes to reach a large audience through Netflix. Netflix will stream the series worldwide. It has not yet been announced when the series will be available on Netflix.
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