Bell, a BAFTA Award-winner known best for his work on “Rocketman,” “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” and “Billy Elliot” will play the role of Harper in the metaphysical thriller. Harper is described as a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Moss’ character, Kirby. Kirby is a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. Moura will play Dan, a veteran journalist breaking the widening story of a copycat attack.
Silka Luisa will write the adaptation and serve as executive producer and showrunner. Moss and Lindsey McManus will executive produce under their Love & Squalor Pictures banner. Leonardo DiCaprio will executive produce through Appian Way alongside Jennifer Davidson. Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga will also serve as executive producers. MRC Television will produce.
“Shining Girls” represents the latest series order at Apple associated with MRC Television. The streamer previously ordered the limited series “The Shrink Next Door” starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd from Civic Center Media in association with MRC. MRC is also producing Apple’s planned series adaptation of “Time Bandits” as well as Damien Chazelle’s Apple series. “Shining Girls” will make its debut on Apple TV Plus alongside other upcoming Apple Originals including “Physical” starring Rose Byrne that premieres this summer, “The Last Thing He Told Me” starring Julia Roberts, “High Desert” starring Patricia Arquette and “Lessons in Chemistry” starring Brie Larson.