Zoë Kravitz (The Batman, Kimi) is set to star in the dark comedy ‘Biter,’ based on the short story by Cat Person‘s Kristen Roupenian.
According to Deadline, Kravitz is producing via her company This Is Important, with Paperclip Ltd and Winterlight Pictures co-producing.
‘Biter’ tells the story of a young woman who fantasizes about biting one of her co-workers. Speaking to Deadline, Winterlight Pictures founder Chris Goldberg said, “As an IP-driven company, short story-based projects have become a huge part of our slate. There is nobody who has broken out in the world of short stories quite like Kristen Roupenian.” Goldberg added, “We are so proud to be working with such an exceptional talent and voice of her generation. We were also blown away by Zoë Kravitz in Kimi and The Batman, and could not be more excited to collaborate with someone so multi-talented and quickly emerging as one of the world’s biggest movie stars.”
“Our team at Paperclip Ltd is excited to work with incredible talents Zoë and Kristen in front of and behind the camera on this thrilling narrative, and Chris and the team at Winterlight are ideal creative partners,” added company founders Yeardley Smith and Ben Cornwell.
Zoë Kravitz is best known for her roles in “Big Little Lies,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Kravitz also played the role of Catwoman in the film “The Batman.” She is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and has also worked as a musician with the band Lolawolf.
Kristen Roupenian’s short story “Cat Person” was published in The New Yorker in 2017 and went viral, receiving widespread attention for its portrayal of a young woman’s uncomfortable and ultimately disturbing experience with a man she meets at a movie theater. “Cat Person” was Roupenian’s first published piece of fiction and led to a seven-figure book deal for her debut collection of short stories, “You Know You Want This,” which was released in 2019.
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