Pop History Picture Girls Like Us Seeking New Writer

Posted by August 3, 2010 Comment

The last time I wrote about Girls Like Us – which was a long time ago in a blog far, far away – House producer Katie Jacobs was developing the project with an eye to direct. It will be an adaptation of Sheila Weller’s gossipy page turner that breathlessly tells of three young women growing up and becoming some of the most interesting, if not influential, singers and songwriters of the 1960s: Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.

My absolute favourite album of all time is King’s Tapestry, and I’m pretty big on Mitchell and Simon too. I feel rather invested in this one, and I’d hate to see it go wrong. I know I’m going to love the soundtrack, but I’d want more from this to really grab me than the music.

So where’s it at now? The Playlist have heard that Sony have decided to give this project some momentum and are seeking a screenwriter to do a new draft. What they don’t mention is whether Jacobs is still involved with the project at all. There’s also no indication as to why now, and why not sometime in the last few years that they’ve held the rights. Is it simply that the option will lapse before long?

Or has the runaway success of Glee encouraged them? I can see how there’s a similar kind of appeal in the soapy drama and radio-friendly oldies that show taps into.

Actually, I’d be quite surprised if Lea Michelle isn’t at least screen tested for Carole King. As for Mitchell? Simon? Any ideas?

(Last Updated August 3, 2010 7:03 am )

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