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‘Single White Female’ Is Resurrected As an NBC Drama

What is it with NBC and adapting 1992 thrillers?

Single White Female

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bridget Fonda in “Single White Female.”

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What is it with NBC and adapting 1992 thrillers? In addition to the comedic “Sneakers,” NBC will be adapting Barbet Schroeder’s considerably darker “Single White Female.”According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series received a script commitment and is described as a “modern-day reboot.”

Written and executive produced by Eric Garcia, the psychological thriller will be set in San Francisco instead of the film’s New York. The story will follow Hedra, a con artist who uses her professional connections to target Allie, a seemingly wealthy colleague in search of a roommate. Over time, Hedra realizes that Allie is not as naive as she thought. Per the logline, “Viewers will then come to understand that Hedra may have met her match in Allie, making viewers question who is really being ‘single white female’d.'”

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“Single White Female” starred Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film grossed over $48 million at the box office and went on to have a direct-to-video sequel, “Single White Female 2: The Psycho,” which was released in 2005.

Soon to premiere on NBC is another thriller adaptation of 2008’s “Taken,” which launches February 27. 

Check out the 1992 trailer for “Single White Female” below.

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