Roxane Gay's Novel An Untamed State to Become a Movie Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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An Untamed State, Roxane Gay’s novel about a kidnapped Haitian-American woman, will be adapted for film by Beyond The Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set to star.


Gay’s novel “explores the privilege that made [the protagonist] a target and the strength she must draw on to survive and reclaim her life,” according to Deadline. Gay is best known for her 2014 memoir Bad Feminist; An Untamed State, her debut novel, was published that same year. The screenplay will be co-written by Gay and Prince-Bythewood.

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GUGU! MBATHA! RAW!!!!! AHHHHHHH!! I love her! Also, this book has been on my “to-read” list for a while and I’ve never gotten around to it, should I move it up the list?