Suarez's Flody Co., along with executive producer Andy Cohen
and 'Sleepless in Seattle' writer Jeff Arch have optioned
Debra Kent's 'The Diary of V', an online serial that appeared
on Redbook magazine's Web site The project, which has been
running on the Net for three years, will be published by Warner
Books in three volumes this fall. Arch will pen the screenplay.
is descibed 'Bridget Jones's Diary' set in the suburbs of
the American heartland, centering on a woman trying to hold
her family together while having a career. The producers also
plan to shop the project to network television as a half-hour
They Go In Threes
Warner Bros. has bought the spec script 'Nanneeez' by screenwriter
Shaina Carol, marking the writer's third sale this year in
three attempts. It's a hip subversive comedy about the upstairs-downstairs
exploits of four twentysomething Hollywood Hills nannies who
toil for the rich and famous. Carol has also sold the comedy
'Triple-Take' to Fox and 'Fothermuckers' to MTV Films and
Oscar-winning writer Ron Bass ('Rain Man') is adapting the
Cynthia Voigt novel 'Lovers Leap' for Regency Enterprises.
The romantic comedy centers on a butler who becomes smitten
with an enchanting woman, who also happens to be the object
of his wealthy employer's affections. The servant then sets
his sights on sabotaging his boss's relationship while trying
to win the woman for himself. The project is being developed
by Amy Lanier's Flat Penny Films and Pierce Brosnan's Irish
Dreamtime. It is unclear if Brosnan will play a role. No director
has been attached.
Life For Randolph
Charles Randolph, who wrote 'The Life of David Gale' the Kevin
Spacey-Laura Linney picture that Alan Parker begins shooting
for Universal next month, has signed deals for three scripts.
Former Universal Studios exec Kevin Misher and Working Title
have hired him to pen political drama 'The Interpreter'. a
tale of international intrigue. Columbia TriStar has inked
a two-script deal with Randolph. The two deals are both in
the seven figures.
- 9 SEPTEMBER 2001
THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES by Jay McInerney,
Frank Pierson. Drama
Two men take divergent paths after prep school:
one becomes an Ivy League-educated corporate lawyer, the other
a mogul in the urban music business. [Novel]
Buyer(s): Production Company: Screenworks Media, Handwritten
Films, Imagine Nation
Producers: Jarel Portman, Christopher Eberts, Malcolm Clarke,
Rowland Perkins, Billy Dietrich. Notes: Frank Pierson will
adapt Jay McInerney's novel, and will also direct. Project
was picked up in turnaround from Disney.
DEATHLOK by Stu Zickerman, Raven Mentzner.
Suburban family man is made a technology research
subject in a project that gradually turns him into a living
computer. [Comic Book]
Buyer(s): Studio: Paramount. Production Company: Marvel, Crystal