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Film rights to Caitlin Moran's 'How to Build a Girl' sold

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Caitlin Moran’s novel How to Build a Girl, a semi-autobiographical tale about the self-reinvention of a teenager, may be getting the movie treatment. 

According to Screen Daily, Monumental Pictures, a new production company, has gotten the film rights to the book, which Moran herself will adapt along with John Niven. Moran’s novel follows Johanna Morrigan who transforms herself into Dolly Wilde to become a sexually adventurous music journalist. Moran told EW: “I wanted to show someone who wants to be a Lady Sex Pirate. Johanna is the one who’s showing herself what’s what.”

Monumental’s Alison Owen said in a statement that Johanna “stands alongside Elizabeth Bennet and Bridget Jones as one of the great female literary icons.”

Film4 is backing the project, according to Variety. EW has reached out to Film4 for comment.