According to DeadlineLegendary Entertainment is currently developing the film adaptation of Suburban hell, based on Maureen Kilmer’s recently published horror novel of the same name. The project originates from Evil death creator Sam Raimi and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, both set to produce through their respective production banners Ghost House and Feigco Entertainment.
Suburban hell will center on a tight-knit group of suburban mothers whose friendship is put to the ultimate test when one of them becomes possessed by an evil spirit. It will be adapted by writer Joanna Calo, who is coming off FX’s critical success The bearwhere she served as showrunner, writer, producer and director for the Jeremy Allen White-led series.
In addition to Feig and Raimi, Feig’s Laura Fischer and Ghost House’s Rob Tapert are also producing, while Ghost House’s Romel Adam and Jose Cañas have been tapped to oversee the project.
“Amy Foster considers herself lucky. After she left the city and moved to the suburbs, she quickly found her place with neighbors Liz, Jess and Melissa, who snarled together from the fringes of the PTA crowd. One night during their monthly wine gathering the crew hatches a plan for a clubhouse, the She Shed in Liz’s backyard—a space just for them, no spouses or children allowed,” the book’s synopsis says.
“But the night after they christened the She Shed, things started to feel … off. Little did they expect Liz’s little home improvement project to unleash a demonic force that transforms their quiet enclave into something out of a nightmare. And that’s before the homeowners association hear about it.
“Even the calmest of mothers can’t justify the strange burns, self-moving dolls, and horrible smells surrounding their possessed friend, Liz. Together, Amy, Jess, and Melissa must fight the evil spirit to save Liz and the neighborhood… before the suburbs go to hell .”