Deadline announced, Universal Pictures has bought the film rights of ‘City Of Saints & Thieves’ by Natalie C. Anderson. Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street production company and Will Packer Productions are teaming up to produce. As of right now, Melina Matsoukas is in talks to direct.
This debut novel follows the story of Tina, who’s a refugee, that seeks asylum in Kenya for a chance to build a new life with her mother. But fate isn’t on Tina’s side, when one day her mother was murdered and she’ll do everything to uncover the truth.