According to Hollywood Reporter, Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Banner and Warner Bros.has optioned ‘The Mothers’ by debut writer Brit Bennett.
Bennett is attached to write the script of her novel, which is slated for a October release. You can read the synopsis of the book below:
The New York Times best-seller is set in a black community in a small suburban Southern California town where a big secret rocks the lives of several of its residents. The story explores young love, friendship and loss through a story centered on Nadia, a teen who, while grieving after her mother’s suicide, starts a relationship with Luke, the pastor’s son, and becomes pregnant. The choice she makes not only affects her own life and relationships for decades to come but the lives of Luke and Nadia’s best friend, Aubrey.