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Roanne Bardsley to adapt Lucy Clarke thriller The Hike for Urban Myth Films

UK drama prodco Urban Myth Films has picked up the rights to adapt Sunday Times Bestseller Lucy Clarke’s latest destination thriller, The Hike.

Lucy Clarke

Roanne Bardsley, who worked on the BBC’s series adaptation of the movie Boiling Point as well as The Buccaneers for Apple and Screw for Channel 4, is on board to adapt the book for the screen.

Clarke’s eighth novel follows four women as they leave behind their everyday lives to hike out into the beautiful Norwegian wild. But there’s a darker side to the wilderness – and waiting on the trail is someone who’d do anything to stop the group walking away alive.

Fellow Clarke novel No Escape was recently adapted into a seven-episode series for streamer Paramount+, where it debuted in May. Clarke’s The Castaways is also being adapted for Paramount+, with Sheridan Smith cast in the lead role. The Hike was published in spring this year.

Urban Myth Films, a StudioCanal company, is currently in production on the second season of Joe Barton’s sci-fi thriller The Lazarus Project for Sky. It is also filming the highly anticipated television adaption of the ‘…Has Fallen’ film franchise, Paris Has Fallen.

Urban Myth Films founding partner and company director Johnny Capps said: “The Hike is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with four authentic and nuanced women front and centre. We knew as soon as we read it that we absolutely had to make it, and I can think of no one better to bring it to our screens than the incredibly talented Roanne.”

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