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Kerry Washington to play The Perfect Mother in child abduction drama

(Photo: Getty Images/FilmMagic, Jason LaVeris)
(Photo: Getty Images/FilmMagic, Jason LaVeris)

According to Deadline, TriStar is picking up the rights to Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel The Perfect Mother, with Kerry Washington set to star in and produce the adaptation. The book is about a group of Brooklyn moms who have regularly scheduled hangout sessions where they can socialize and relax away from their babies, but during one of these get-togethers, a single mom in the group discovers that her six-week-old son has been abducted. The rest of the story takes place over the next two weeks, with the moms going to “increasingly desperate lengths” to find the missing boy. Along the way, “damaging secrets are revealed, marriages are tested, and friendships are created and destroyed.”

As Deadline notes, Molloy is also the co-author behind Rosewater, the book that Jon Stewart adapted into a movie.

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