Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe has secured the rights to adapt and produce a film version of the novel “Here is the Beehive” by Sarah Crossan and it possibly will be a starring vehicle for her!
The novel was published last week in the U.K. and it will be published in the U.S. in November.
Caitriona told Deadline, “I am beyond thrilled that Sarah agreed to collaborate with me to bring her exciting and compelling novel to life for the screen. I was particularly drawn to her portrayal of a flawed, complex and wounded woman, navigating a tragic circumstance somewhat of her own creation.”
Sources told the outlet that Caitriona plans on starring in the film if her schedule permits.
Sarah added, “I am delighted Caitriona Balfe has acquired the film rights to ‘Here Is the Beehive.’ Her vision is ambitious and daring as well as sensitive to the original text. I am excited to be working with her and her team over the coming months and years.”
“Here Is the Beehive” centers around Ana and Connor, who have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and secretly captured weekends, they have built an insular world focused on one another. Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, the book is a devastating excavation about risk, obsession and loss.
The showrunner of Outlander recently revealed some interesting details about how Caitriona was cast on the show!