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Lena Dunham to Adapt and Possibly Direct the YA Novel 'Catherine, Called Birdy' for the Big Screen

Actor and author Lena Dunham has added another project with news that she plans to adapt Karen Cushman's 1994 YA novel Catherine, Called Birdy for the big screen. According to Variety, Dunham revealed the news at the New Yorker Festival on Friday: "I'm going to adapt it and hopefully direct it," she said. "I just need to find someone who wants to fund a PG-13 Medieval movie." Dunham will develop the film alongside Girls executive producer Jenni Konner through their production company A Casual Romance, which Dunham said is for "projects that sort of aren't set in the here and now." Here's how Dunham described the novel, [...]

Tina Fey Is Starring in a Movie Adaptation of the Memoir 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey has lined up her next movie project. She's starring in and producing an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Variety reports. The book details Barker's time spent as a journalist in the region in 2002. Fey's 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock wrote the script for the adaptation, and Lorne Michaels is producing. There's currently no director attached to the project.

Fey can next be seen acting in The Muppets Most Wanted with Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell and the family comedy This Is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman and Adam Driver. Both are [...]

'500 Days of Summer' Writers to Adapt 'Arrested Development' Writer's Novel

Where'd You Go Bernadette is a novel about a mother named Bernadette who goes missing, leaving her teenage daughter to fend for herself. It was written Maria Semple, who previously wrote for Mad About You, Suddenly Susan, and, most importantly Arrested Development. The subject of a bidding war, it eventually ended up with Annapurna Pictures, who in turn hired 500 Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber to pen the screenplay. Without reading Bernadette, let's just assume the film will be 500 Days of Summer but starring instead George-Michael and Maeby. I bet Maeby's favorite Beatle would be Ringo, as well.