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'Girl on the Train' scribe to adapt 'Maestra' for big screen

Erin Cressida Wilson, who has penned the script of the Tate Taylor-directed "The Girl on the Train", has been roped in by producer Amy Pascal to adapt LS Hilton's book "Maestra" for the big screen.

Los Angeles: Erin Cressida Wilson, who has penned the script of the Tate Taylor-directed "The Girl on the Train", has been roped in by producer Amy Pascal to adapt LS Hilton's book "Maestra" for the big screen.

TriStar president Hannah Minghella is also bagging the project, reported Deadline. "Maestra" follows the story of Judith Rashleigh, who works in a prestigious London auction house by day and an insalubrious bar at night.

When she stumbles across a conspiracy, she ends up in a battle for her life. The book, published in the UK last March, is set against the backdrop of the European art world and Europe's seriously wealthy, Maestra marks the beginning of a razor-sharp and meteoric sequence of novels by Hilton.

Wilson is also known for scripting the 2002 film "Secretary". She has adapted the Paula Hawkins' bestseller "The Girl On The Train".

"Maestra" is one of several plum projects that Pascal is producing. She has nearly wrapped on the Paul Feig-directed "Ghostbusters" and is readying a new iteration of Spider-Man which she is producing with Marvel's Kevin Feige.

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