Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing the film, alongside Lynn Hendee and Taymor. Wechsler and the Schwartzes optioned the novel in 2019.
The drama follows a young girl raised in a car outside a Florida trailer park, whose life is violently disrupted when her pure-hearted mother falls under the spell of a gun-running bad boy. The novel drew acclaim when it was published in 2019.
Taymor is coming off The Glorias, the drama about the life of Gloria Steinem that stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler. She directed Frida and won a Tony for The Lion King on Broadway among her illustrious credits.