Newswire: Ron Howard to direct adaptation of The Girl Before

With his In The Heart Of The Sea set to thrill audiences who have always wanted to see Thor get eaten by a whale in a few weeks, Ron Howard has already lined up his next directing gig. This comes from Deadline, which reports that—like most Ron Howard directing gigs—this one is based on a book. The exciting twist this time is that the book—The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney—hasn’t been published yet. Deadline says it’s about “a traumatized woman” who finds a really cool house and falls in love with the guy who designed it. Eventually, though, she finds out that “another damaged woman” died there a few years ago, forcing her to wonder if her life is “just a re-run of the girl before.” (Hey, that’s the title!)

There’s also some speculation that the Girl Before book was written …

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