Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Headed To TV Via Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories

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Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has inked a deal with Agatha Christie Ltd to develop a new TV series centered on Christie’s iconic sleuth Miss Marple. The latest incarnation will be based on the author’s Miss Marple books and short storie…

Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson Join Eric Bana In Australian Crime Thriller ‘The Dry’

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Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, and John Polson are set to co-star opposite Eric Bana in The Dry, an Australian crime thriller based on the Jane Harper bestselling novel of the same name. The pic, which is currently in production on location, hails…

‘Queen America’s Janice Williams Makes First Look With Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories

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EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-nominated producer Janice Williams has signed her Well Red banner to a first look deal with Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories. This follows their successful collaboration on the Facebook Watch series Queen America. They worked together …

Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories Lands JoAnn Chaney Thriller Novel ‘As Long As We Both Shall Live’

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EXCLUSIVE: Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has acquired film rights to As Long As We Both Shall Live, the upcoming JoAnn Chaney novel that Flatiron Books will publish January 15. Made Up Stories will develop the project for film in partnership with E…

Aussie Novel ‘The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart’ Headed For TV In Deal With Bruna Papandrea

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Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has acquired rights to The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the debut novel from Australian writer Holly Ringland. The plan is to develop the coming-of-age drama into a TV series.
The novel, a bestseller in Australia after …

Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories Developing Karin Slaughter’s Novel ‘Pieces Of Her’ For TV; Lesli Linka Glatter To Direct

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Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories is partnering with Endeavor Content to develop Karin Slaughter’s upcoming thriller novel Pieces of Her for television, with Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men) attached to direct and Charlotte Stoudt (Homelan…

‘Big Little Lies’ Producer Options NY Times’ Bestseller ‘How Hard Can It Be?’

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Bruna Papandrea‘s Made Up Stories (Big Little Lies) has optioned The New York Times‘ bestselling author Allison Pearson‘s new novel How Hard Can It Be? for an upcoming TV project. The book is the sequel to Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It, and has a street date of June 5, 2018 from St. Martin’s Press.
How Hard Can It Be? picks up the story of Kate Reddy as she approaches her 50th birthday. Kate is now a Sandwich Woman dealing with all the challenges of midlife…

Bruna Papandrea Options Tina Brown’s ‘Vanity Fair Diaries’ For Limited TV Series

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Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has optioned Tina Brown‘s upcoming book, The Vanity Fair Diaries, for development as a limited series.
The book, to be published next month by Holt, follows the British editor’s rise and eight-year reign at the helm of Vanity Fair in the 1980s, when she arrived from London scarcely out of her 20s and was tasked with rescuing the struggling magazine and establish herself in a male-dominated industry. The book is based on Brown’s detailed…

Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea to Produce Marc Webb’s ‘This Above All’ for Conde Nast Entertainment

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Marc Webb (“Amazing Spider-Man 2”) will direct the upcoming feature film “This Above All,” about former member of the Westboro Baptist Church Megan Phelps-Roper, Conde Nast Entertainment announced on Monday.

Nick Hornby will write the screenplay for the film, which will be produced by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea for Made Up Stories, Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler for Conde Nast Entertainment, River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad and Webb. River Road will finance the film.

The film, being adapted from both an article written by Adrian Chen for The New Yorker and from Phelps-Roper’s upcoming memoir, follows the granddaughter of the famous founder of the Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps-Roper quickly became one of the most powerful voices for the Church on social media, protesting several cultural events until her conversations with opponents on Twitter led her to question her belief system. She and her younger sister then decided to leave the Church. In response, her family disowned her.

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“Megan’s extraordinary story says so much about to many things in contemporary America, and I’m really excited about this project,” said Hornby. “I’m looking forward to working with the brilliant Marc Webb, CNE and my friends Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and River Road, with whom I enjoyed such a good relationship during the making of ‘Wild.’”

“When we read The New Yorker article about Megan’s incredible journey, we knew that it was the perfect fit for CNÉ’s film group, which focuses on compelling and timely stories from Condé Nast’s vast library of publications,” said Ostroff, president of CNÉ, and Steckler, CNÉ’s executive vice president of feature films. “Marc and Nick both have a powerful vision of how to tell Megan’s story and we are very happy to be partnered with Reese, Bruna and Bill, who understand the importance of bringing this project to the big screen.”

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The deal was negotiated by Christa Zofcin Workman for River Road with CAA representing CNÉ, Megan Phelps-Roper, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Mark Webb.

Webb’s directorial credits include “Gifted,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “500 Days of Summer” and “Limitless.” Hornby wrote the novel, “About a Boy,” which was made into a film and TV series.

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