Many people may off-handedly say they want to kill their mother, but the two sisters who were the subject of Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell’s book “The Class Project: How to Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada’s Infamous Bathtub Girls,” well, they were pretty serious about it. The book tells the story of a pair of girls whose lives had been torturous for as long as they could remember due to the various abuses committed against them by their alcoholic mom and her string of sleazy boyfriends, so they hatched a scheme to rub mommy out and collect the insurance money.

First time director Stanley M. Brooks has already got Abigail Breslin (Zombieland) and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) signed on to play the sisters in a film adaptation, and now Variety is reporting that Oscar winning actress Mira Sorvino has just joined the cast in the role of the abusive mother.

After reading the ridiculously long title of Mitchell’s book, I decided I needed to do a little research to figure out exactly what a “bathtub girl” was, and after wading through the predictably huge amount of Internet entries about “tubgirl,” I eventually found out that we had a write-up here on FSR describing the murders. Turns out they’re just called that because their means of murder was bathtub drowning. That’s kind of boring.

We know that this movie has a good core cast so far, so hopefully it has a good script as well. It’s going to need it to get people interested in a simple drowning murder. This is a post-Human Centipede world we’re living in, after all.

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