WEEK IN WOMEN: Cynthia Erivo takes on BLINK SPEED – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Netflix has acquired the rights to Eric Brown’s short story Blink Speed, which will be adapted to film starring and produced by two-time Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner and Two-time Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Genius: Aretha).

After a near-death experience, a young woman is plagued by a rare and mysterious savant ability that may be the key to unlocking the truth behind her fractured memory and past.

Brown (Queen B*tch and the High Horse) is set to adapt the film, according to a news release.

Producers include Erivo and Solome Williams for Edith’s Daughter and Matt Jackson for Jackson Pictures. Joanne Lee is executive producing for Jackson Pictures. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.