Netflix has filled out the cast of “Lost Girls,” the new project from two-time Oscar Nominee, two-time Emmy Winner, Peabody Winner, Grammy Nominee, and DGA-Nominated director Liz Garbus (What Happened Miss Simone?). This will be Garbus’ narrative feature debut.
The cast includes Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Beautiful Boy, Gone Baby Gone, Birdman), Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (Maniac, Hereditary, In Treatment), Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace), Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle, Mistress America), Oona Laurence (Bad Moms, The Beguiled, Southpaw), Reed Birney (House of Cards), Dean Winters (Divorce, John Wick), Miriam Shor (Younger, The American), Kevin Corrigan (Dice, The Get Down), and Rosal Colon (Orange is the New Black, Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
“I was lucky enough to spend time with Mari Gilbert before her death to discuss our project, her hopes, and her ongoing pursuit of justice. My hope is that LOST GIRLS honors Mari’s memory and continues her fight for justice and truth, a fight she shared with so many women whose stories are part of this film.”
Netflix describes the project adding, “The story, 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.”
Anne Carey (20th Century Women, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Kevin McCormick (The Goldfinch) are producing the project, with Michael Werwie (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile) writing the screenplay. The story is based on Robert Kolker’s riveting and award-winning nonfiction book of the same title which was named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Books of 2013. You can find the book here on Amazon.
Expected in 2019, we don’t have an exact release date for “Lost Girls” at this time, but more information will be released as the film moves into production.