‘Professor Marston’ Director Angela Robinson Adapting Crime Romance Comic Series ‘Strangers in Paradise’
Hot on the heels of her success with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, a sexy, strange tale of the real historical origins of Amazon superhero Diana Prince that just premiered at TIFF, writer-director Angela Robinson has chosen her next project: an adaptation of Terry Moore’s crime-romance comic Strangers in Paradise.
Strangers in Paradise is a mostly self-published series of comics about a love triangle that gets even more complicated once blood money and the mafia suddenly get involved. So, you know. Pretty typical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robinson and Moore are teaming up for the adaptation. The plot, per THR:
Strangers in Paradise is a romantic comedy-of-errors that follows Katchoo, a young woman in love with her best friend, Francine. When Katchoo meets David, a young man determined to win her affections, she finds herself thrown into a love triangle between the two suitors. Things only get more complicated when Katchoo's former employer comes looking for her and $850,000 in missing mob cash.
Robinson said that she’s been wanting to adapt this series for more than ten years. “Terry Moore writes real female characters with such breathtaking sensitivity. With Strangers in Paradise, he pulls off the nearly impossible — a sexy, stylish crime story with tons of heart. I look forward to our collaboration!”
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women debuted to glowing reviews at this year’s TIFF, with our own Matt Singer calling it “ fascinating and tender companion piece to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman” in his review. We’re excited to see what kind of exploration of unconventional relationships Robinson makes next.