Award-winning documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus is due to make her narrative feature debut with the true-crime drama.
Amy Ryan will star in Lost Girls, a true crime story to be directed by Liz Garbus, the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker who is making her narrative feature debut with Lost Girls.
Netflix has picked up the project, which was previously at Amazon Studios and had Sarah Paulson attached to star.
Anne Carey (20th Century Women, Diary of a Teenage Girl) of Archer Gray and Kevin McCormick (The Goldfinch) and his Langley Park Pictures are producing the project that adapts the book by Robert Kolker.
The story, described as both a true crime story and a strong character piece, follows Mari Gilbert as she relentlessly drives law enforcement agents to search for her missing daughter and, in the process, sheds light on a wave of unsolved murders of young female sex workers on the South Shore barrier islands of Long Island.
Michael Werwie wrote the script. Amy Nauiokas, Rory Koslow will executive produce.
Garbus may be best known for the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning Netflix original What Happened, Miss Simone? Her Showtime series The Fourth Estate, following the New York Times reporters covering the first year of the Trump presidency, will debut on May 27.
Ryan, who earned an Oscar nomination for playing a mom searching for her kidnapped little girl in Gone, Baby, Gone, is currently shooting Late Night, a comedy starring Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson and john Lithgow. She is repped by Gersh and Bloom Hergott.