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Reese developing Wall Street comedy

Reese developing Wall Street comedy

Reese Witherspoon likely to star in film adaptation of Maureen Sherry Klinsky’s upcoming novel Opening Belle.



By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9:30 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard banner is developing a film adaptation for Warner Bros. of Maureen Sherry Klinsky’s upcoming novel Opening Belle with an eye to Witherspoon starring.

The novel, due to be published by Simon and Schuster later this year, is a comedic version of a woman juggling motherhood with a career on Wall Street in 2007, when she must deal with the impending financial crisis while raising three children. The novel is loosely based on Klinsky’s real-life experience working as a managing director at Bear Stearns. Witherspoon and Papandrea will produce.

Witherspoon and Papandea formed Pacific Standard in 2012 in order to fill the vacuum for movies with female protagonists. They produced Wild, Gone Girl and Hot Pursuit and are also developing an adaptation of the novel Big Little Lies, The Engagements, Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp and The Outliers. 


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