Issa Rae And Jordan Peele Adapting Short Story Sinkhole

Issa Rae; Jordan Peele

by James White |
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There's always a flurry of activity when a hot project – in this case Leyna Krow's short story Sinkhole – hits Hollywood, with studios in a frenzy of bidding, pitching potential creative teams to bring the eventual film to life. In this case, Universal has emerged triumphant, with Issa Rae and Jordan Peele attached.

Sinkhole follows a young family that moves into their dream home, which seems perfect despite a gaping sinkhole dominating the backyard. Yet they soon discover that this has a strange ability to fix broken and destroyed things. And what could it do for a person?

According to Deadline, "Krow was initially inspired to write the piece when a group of local writers were asked to write short fairytales on the theme 'I Married A Monster.' She wanted to explore the notion of female perfection and was particularly interested in the ways society and cultures can promote the concept of women as imperfect or broken. Her story has the trappings of a grounded, psychological sci-fi/horror, but the subplot is a commentary on the human condition through the lens of female identity." It certainly sounds like something that Rae – who will potentially star and produce – and Jordan (on as a fellow producer) could make into something fascinating.

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