Margot Robbie‘s production company LuckyChap and Dan Lin’s production company Rideback are set to adapt the Tess Sharpe novel Barbed Wire Heart, according to THR. Carly Wray, writer for the HBO series Westworld and Mad Men will write the script. LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerly will also produce with Robbie, as well as Lin and Johnathan Eirich from Rideback. Robbie will not star in the film.
Here is how Amazon describes Barbed Wire Heart, published by Grand Central Publishing:
“Harley McKenna is the only child of North County’s biggest criminal. Duke McKenna’s run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley’s been working for him since she was 16 – collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day he’d deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he’s built.
“Her time’s run out. The Springfields, her family’s biggest rivals, are moving in. Years ago, they were responsible for her mother’s death, and now they’re coming for Duke’s only weak spot: his daughter.
“With a bloody turf war threatening to consume North County, Harley is forced to confront the truth: that her father’s violent world will destroy her. Duke’s raised her to be deadly – he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she’s got to take out Duke’s operation and the Springfields.
“Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father’s daughter. And McKennas always win.”
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