Deadline is exclusively reporting that Universal have acquired the film rights for Nita Prose’s upcoming debut novel The Maid and have attached Florence Pugh to play the lead role.
The novel is set at the Regency Grand Hotel, where Molly the maid leaves every room perfect and pristine, while getting to know each guest’s dirty secret. A Clue-like, locked-room whodunnit, The Maid explores Molly’s descent into the murderous underbelly of her glided workplace, while telling a timely story about the strengths of our differences.
Florence Pugh will also be producing on the project alongside Josh McLaughlin and Chris Goldberg, who will be producing under their companies Wink Pictures and Winterlight Pictures. Nita Prose will serve as executive producer.
The novel is set to be published in 2022 through Penguin Random House in the US/Canada, and through HarperFiction in the UK.