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Leighton to star in 'The Weekend Away'

Leighton to star in The Weekend Away

Los Angeles: Leighton Meester signed her next film with Netflix's psychological thriller 'The Weekend Away'.

The Hollywood actor, best known for playing the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on the popular teen drama 'Gossip Girl', had previously starred in movies like 'Semper Fi' and 'By the Gun'.

According to 'Variety', 'The Weekend Away' is the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sarah Alderson.

The story takes place amid a weekend getaway to Croatia that goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend. As she attempts to clear her name and uncover the truth, her efforts unearth a painful secret.

Kim Farrant, whose credits include 'Strangerland' and 'Angel of Mine', is attached to direct the film. Alderson is adapting the screenplay.

'The Weekend Away' also stars 'Batwoman' star Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri and Luke Norris.

Ben Pugh, Charlie Morrison and Erica Steinberg will produce the movie for '42' as part of their overall deal with 'Netflix'.

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