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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown to star as bisexual con artist in new groundbreaking new Netflix drama

Lily Wakefield July 29, 2020
Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is set to produce and star in forthcoming Netflix film The Girls I’ve Been, portraying a bisexual con artist.

The streaming platform is adapting a young adult book of the same name, which will be published by Penguin Random House in January, 2021.

Millie Bobby Brown, 16, will produce the film, alongside Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman, and the Stranger Things star will play Nora O’Malley, the bisexual daughter of a con artist.

According to the book’s blurb: “Nora O’Malley is a lot of things. A sister. An ex. A secret girlfriend. Kind of crooked, but reformed… somewhat.

“Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up her mother’s protégée. But when mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.

“For five years she’s been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems:

“One: her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they’ve all been inseparable for months, Wes didn’t know about her and Iris.

“Two: The morning after, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised together. It’s a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly.

“Because three: right after they get in the bank, two guys start robbing it.

“But they have no idea who they’re really holding hostage. The robbers are trouble. Nora’s something else entirely.”

A release date for the film adaptation of The Girls I’ve Been, which Netflix describes as a “twisty, exhilarating thriller”, has not yet been announced.

Brown also recently starred in and produced the Netflix film Enola Holmes, which is set to hit screens via the streaming platform later this year and revolves around Sherlock’s teen sister, a talented detective in her own right.

 

More: bisexual, Millie Bobby Brown, netflix, stranger things, the girls I've been

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