Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" Stage Show Stumbles to HBO

by Bryce J. Renninger
June 3, 2010 6:26 AM
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Carrie Fisher's autobiographical one-woman stage show "Wishful Drinking" will come to the small screen,with a taping of the performance headed to HBO. HBO Documentary Films and World of Wonders Productions will work together to produce a feature-length documentary based on the performance. The production will include a performance taped live later this month at a performance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, NJ. The doc will also include archival footage and interviews with family and friends.

Fisher, who is best known for role as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy is also a best-selling author ("Postcards from the Edge," "Wishful Drinking"). The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher describes her darkest hours and the less-than-glamorous side of growing up in Hollywood in the production, based on her memoir of the same name.

The production will be produced and directed by World of Wonder's Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey ("Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal" and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

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