There are many reasons to be happy Marlene was born. Not only is she responsible for one of our favorite shows — PLL, of course! — but she also penned the script for 90s cult classic Now and Then(also about four girls growing up in small town America). If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor, and go check it out. If not for the enjoyment of watching the film itself, then to see the Pretty Little Liars connections.
We will soon have another exciting piece of Marlene’s work. She just announced that she will be writing and directing the feature film adaptation of Danielle Vega’s horror novel The Merciless. Marlene tweeted last Tuesday: “It's official-I'm teaming up with @lionsgatemovies @alloyent to write the feature #TheMerciless. I promise it'll scare the DEVIL out of you.” Here’s to another Marlene project we all can love!
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