Ella Purnell to Star in Starz’s TV Adaptation of Novel ‘Sweetbitter’

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Deadline confirms, Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) is set to star in Starz’s adaptation of novel Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler.

Purnell will play the role of Tess, a 22-year-old girl who landed the most sought job in New York. After she started working in Union Square restaurant, she met two enigmatic people. There’s the handsome bartender, and an older woman she latches herself onto.

Writer Richard Shepard will serve as an executive producer and set to direct the pilot episode.