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Roxane Gay’s breakout novel An Untamed State is getting the big screen treatment thanks to Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood.

The novel follows Mireille Duval Jameson, a Haitian-American woman who’s the daughter of one of the country’s richest men. Mireille seems to have it all–a loving husband and a beautiful baby–but it all comes crashing down when she’s kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of armed men who demand her father pay a stiff ransom to get her back.

The film will reunite Prince-Bythewood with her Beyond the Lights star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and the director will co-write the film with Gay.

This will be a busy year for Prince-Bythewood, who’s also working on Shots Fireda 10-hour event series about a racially charged shooting, staring Sanaa Lathan for FOX.

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