Kerry Washington Set to Star in Thriller ‘The Perfect Mother’

Kerry Washington the perfect mother thriller Kerry Washington may have found a home in Shondaland, but she still strectches her film acting chops when she can and her latest project sounds like every mother’s worst nightmare.

The Scandal star is attached to star in The Perfect Mother, a film based on Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel of the same name. TriStar acquired the rights, which recently sold in a seven-figure HarperCollins publishing deal. In addition to starring in the film, Washington will also co-produce through her Simpson Street company.

Read a description of the project, via Deadline, below:

The novel revolves around a Brooklyn group called May Mothers, a group of moms who meet up to socialize and relish a couple hours away from their babies. The evening takes a tragic turn when Winnie, the single mother of the group, learns that her 6-week-old son, Midas, has been abducted from his crib. Over the course of 13 days, three new moms go to increasingly desperate lengths to find Midas alive. In the process, damaging secrets are revealed, marriages are tested, and friendships are created and destroyed.

Washington has a busy year of producing ahead of her- she signed an overall production deal for her Simpson Street company to “develop broadcast, cable and digital projects exclusively for ABC Studios and ABC Signature”. Under the deal, she’s also currently working on a family comedy for ABC called Melting Potts.

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