“The Last Mrs. Parish,” the best-selling novel about a twisted con-artist, is getting movie treatment on Netflix.
The streaming service has acquired the rights to the novel, written by Liv Constantine, and plans to convert it into a feature film. In 2019 Amazon announced that it was making a TV series based on the book, but the project has since been scrapped.
“The Last Mrs. Parish,” a Ridge Witherspoon book club pick, has sold more than half a million copies and has been published in more than 30 countries. The story, a psychological thriller, centers on a wealthy woman who targets a wealthy couple-parish as her next victim. He befriends the wife and seduces the husband into the couple, with a master plan to become the next Mrs. Parish, only to discover that the wife’s life is much more complicated than he imagined. Casting has not yet been announced.
Lisa Rubin, who previously worked with Netflix on the psychosexual thriller “Gypsy” starring Naomi Watts, is adapting the screenplay. When “The Last Mrs. Parish” is looking for a director, Rubin will work to bring another popular novel, “The Wife Upstairs” to the screen.
Margaret Cherinin, Lynn Constantine and Valerie Constantine will work as executive producers on “The Last Mrs. Parish”. The producers, through its overall agreement with Netflix, include Liza Chassin for 3dot production and Molly Sims for Something Happy Productions.
UTA and Attorney Hansen Jacobson represented Rubin. Constantine is represented by CAA and Chris Abramson with Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP in association with Bernadette Baker-Baghman of Victoria Sanders & Associates.