Netflix is all set to cut a deal in order to secure the screen rights of a psychological thriller novella, We Used to Live Here, originally shared on Reddit. Written by Marcus Kliewer, the story was posted on Reddit’s non-sleep feature by user u/Polterkites.
According to Deadline, “Blake Lively is attached to star and produce with Kate Vorhoff through Lively’s B for Effort banner, along with Ground Control Entertainment’s Scott Glassgold, and 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan.” This will be Lively’s latest collaboration after the recent casting in Lady killer adaptation of Dark Horse comic series, directed and penned by Diablo Cody.
Returning to her childhood home, the homeowner gets a knock on the door only to realize that things have changed. A couple with kids eager to explore the house they claimed they lived in before urged to take a look around. The reluctant, nervous, and lonely homeowner goes against her instincts and invites them in. But she soon regrets her decision when a series of events along with a snowstorm stranded them in the same spot and the visitors are not willing to leave either.
Book rights are set to be auctioned off shortly and this marks the second sale of a No Sleep story by Netflix, the previous one being Matt Query’s My Wife & I Bought a Ranch, which Query’s screenwriter brother, Harrison, is adapting.