Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce "Valley Of The Dolls" Adaptation For NBC

by Sergio
September 26, 2011 7:25 AM
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Everything old is new again; and here's another case in point. Back in the 1960 and 1970's there maybe was no more popular a writer than Jacqueline Susann, and her book Valley of the Dolls, about the self destructive lives of three women working in show business; not only was it the biggest selling book of its time, but it was also one of the biggest hit movies of 1967.

Now Lee Daniels has made a deal with NBC, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entetainment to turn the book into a TV series, with Daniels set to write the pilot and executive produce the series.

The book was also the basis for a forgotten mini-series during the early 80's. The new project will mark Daniels' first foray into television.

He's currently in post-production on his new feature film, The Paper Boy, which stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.

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  • Tamara | September 27, 2011 2:54 AMReply

    Interesting. I've seen bits and pieces of this film...no, wait, that was Tommy, the musical...no, actually I think it was Barbarella...no, it was Valley of the Dolls. I'm sure of it, now. Hmmm.

  • urbanauteur | September 26, 2011 10:57 AMReply


  • Neziah | September 26, 2011 8:05 AMReply

    So I'm guessing that Selma film will never come to fruition.

  • Jai | September 26, 2011 7:56 AMReply

    Say what?

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