Caitlin Moran’s ‘How To Build a Girl’ gets Film Adaptation

Four months after Caitlin Moran’s semi-autobiographical novel, How to Build A Girl, was released, its film rights have snapped up.
New production company Monumental Pictures have acquired the rights. The British company has two women at its helm, Saving Mr Banks producer Alison Owen – who is also the mother of pop star Lily Allen – and Les Miserables producer Debra Hayward, who became business partners in September.

22667159According to Variety, Owen hopes that How to Build A Girl will act as a mission statement for Monumental Pictures, who want to make “commercial movies and television with strong female characters.”

Moran’s novel follows the adolescence and early adulthood of Johanna Morrigan, a teenager from Wolverhampton who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde and moves to London to embark upon a career as a music journalist, making mistakes in life and love along the way. The book has sold half a million copies in 16 countries.

How to Build a Girl is available in various formats on Amazon UK

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