She tried and failed to be Lois Lane and needs to do something else fast…something fairly strong…if not piercing then at least restore her industry cred. And so Kate Bosworth has bought the movie rights to Catherine Hanahan‘s Lost Girls and Love Hotels (Pengnuin) — a nocturnal Lost in Translation without a Bill Murray figure and/or an absentee husband, plus a lot sexier and more dangerous and not that many laughs (if any)…ache-y-breaky Tokyo nihilism and (I’m told) a fair amount of bleak-steamy hotel-room sex.

On her My Space page, Hanrahan has written that she’s “really pleased to finally be able to let people know that Kate Bosworth has bought the film rights to Lost Girls and Love Hotels. She’s a talented actress and she obviously has good taste in books.”