Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown reveals plans for movie adaptation of new book

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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has revealed her plans for a movie adaptation of her new book Nineteen Steps.

Appearing on Lorraine on September 12, Brown opened up about her debut novel, which is based on her own grandmother's history in London's East End during World War II.

When asked by Lorraine if she plans on making a movie, Brown said: "Yes, definitely. That was the intention behind it. Naturally, I just want to create more, so, yes, this is a great foundation."

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Set in the East End in 1942, the book, which is available to buy now, tells the story of an 18-year-old girl named Nellie Morris who looks set to marry her childhood friend Billy.

Nellie becomes intrigued by an American airman named Ray and her world is turned upside down following a tragedy during an air raid.

Speaking of the inspiration for the story, Brown said: "My nan told me the stories when I couldn't sleep at night and I think, for a while, and maybe until I was eight, I didn't think they were real. And then I slowly realised that these were things that happened to her in her childhood, during World War Two."

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Discussing the book's setting in Bethnal Green, Brown said: "It's where my grandmother lived and I went there very frequently for summers and I bought that the other day. It was amazing just to go back and to reminisce on all that nostalgia, but it's a really important place to her and to our whole family.”

"I’m very gravitated towards things that mean something to me and just more of a woman-centric role. I’m very, very committed to moving people with what I do," she added.

Following the death of her grandmother, Brown said recording the audiobook for the novel was "really healing" and "therapeutic".

Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.

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