'The Iron Lady' Scribe Abi Morgan to Adapt Thriller 'Tangerine'

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George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce the Imperative Entertainment feature.

Abi Morgan, the writer behind The Iron Lady and Suffragette, will write the psychological thriller Tangerine.

The feature — based on an upcoming novel from Christine Mangan, set to be published by HarperCollins imprint Ecco — will be set in 1950s Morocco and follows once inseparable roommates who, after an unexpected encounter in Tangier, attempt to rekindle their friendship only to find their dark, tangled backstory reemerges.

Imperative Entertainment (All the Money in the World, The Square) is developing the feature with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas producing. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will also produce via their Smokehouse Pictures banner.

Jillian Apfelbaum will co-produce for Imperative, with Smokehouse’s Kerry Foster serving as executive producer.

Morgan, whose credits also include the TV series The Hour and The Split, is repped by CAA and the U.K.'s 42.