Ottessa Moshfegh told the film adaptation of ‘Eileen’ starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway as a “very tonally faithful adaptation” of the novel. The film will hit theaters this fall.
NEON has acquired the US rights to the film. The film is directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay by Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel. The film stars Thomasin McKenzie as Eileen, Anne Hathaway as Dr. Rebecca St. John, Shea Whigham, Owen Teague as Randy, Marin Ireland, and Jefferson White.
Ottessa speaks in nothing but hyperbole about the film: “I think it’s amazing.”
In 1960s New England, Eileen is working at a prison when a captivating, glamorous counselor arrives and helps her access new facets of her personality but may be drawing her into something more dangerous.
Eileen will hit theaters this fall.