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Sarah Paulson has landed the starring role in Amazon Studios’ serial-killer drama Lost Girls.
Documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) is making her narrative-film debut with the film, which is based on investigative reporter Robert Kolker’s 2013 nonfiction book of the same name.
Michael Werwie wrote the adaptation, which centers on a mother searching for her missing daughter in Long Island, N.Y. She makes a horrifying discovery in the woods, where the murdered bodies of four girls have been dumped.
Kevin McCormick and David Kennedy are producing via their Langley Park production banner. Pamela Hirsch is executive producing.
Paulson has had quite a year since her award-winning performance on FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. She just won a SAG Award for her work, and she also won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing Marcia Clark on the miniseries.
The actress also is coming off the Sundance debut of Rebel in the Rye, in which she appears with Nicholas Hoult, and she next will be seen on the big screen in Gary Ross’ Ocean’s Eight with Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett.
Paulson is repped by UTA.
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