Filmmakers Veronica Gleeson, Luke Walker and Suzanne Walker founded the Melbourne-based Cenozoic Pictures last year. Gleeson is adapting the novel with Lucashenko as co-creator and co-writer.
The Cenozoic team said: “Melissa Lucashenko is a luminous talent we have long admired. Her writing is urgent, funny, sharp and painfully vital. From the opening pages, Too Much Lip boasts an exciting cinematic fluency. It is a story that eviscerates as it reconciles; entertains as it provokes. We could not be more thrilled with the opportunity to realise Too Much Lip to the screen. It is an extraordinary work of guts and power – one that should be shared broadly.