Olivia Cooke will star in the film adaptation of Cheryl Della Pietra’s novel GONZO GIRL.
The film is being directed by Becca Thomas, who is also adapting the novel alongside Jessica Caldwell.
The story is based on the novelist’s crazy experiences while working with the late journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson, who led a well-known gonzo lifestyle. In his early days as a journalist, he wrote (and very famously so) for Rolling Stone about the 1972 Richard Nixon, George McGovern election and from that developed a well-known loathing of Nixon. His The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas were both made into films. He once accidentally shot his assistant while firing warning shots to scare off a bear.
The film will be produced by Tom Heller and Frank Hall Green under their Catch & Release Films banner.