A24 and Scott Rudin Productions have acquired the rights to the 2020 novel “Shuggie Bain” to develop a television series based on it.
Wrritten by Douglas Stuart, “Shuggie Bain” tells of a young boy growing up in 1980s Scotland. All the titular character hopes to achieve is a semblance of normalcy as he’s forced to care for his alcoholic mother — Agnes Bain — and survive the rigors of being teased by others for his effeminate qualities. It is inspired by Stuart’s childhood in Glasgow.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with A24 and Scott Rudin Productions in bringing ‘Shuggie Bain’ to the screen,” Stuart said in a statement. “I often thought of the book in cinematic terms, and the glamourous, calamitous Agnes Bain certainly believes herself to be the star of her own movie. This is a chance to show the city of Glasgow with all her tenacity and