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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In to Become Movie

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood January 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sony to adapt Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In with a script by Nell Scovell.
Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg

Three or four times a year (if that much), Hollywood seems to remember that women exist. 

Thus we get the occasional film that caters to female filmgoers, nearly always starring white actresses: the Annual Chick Comedy, romantic/sex fantasies like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey, and of course the latest Nicholas Sparks weepie. (Click here to see how dismayingly monochromatic Hollywood's idea of love is.)

Thankfully, it looks like Hannah Minghella, the President of Production at Sony, wants to change things up as far as "women's films" are concerned. Deadline reports that the studio (helmed by Amy Pascal) will adapt Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's business memoir Lean InWomen, Work, And The Will to Lead. And while we hope that the film will find plenty of male viewers, there's no question this one is for the girls' team.

Writer Nell Scovell, who co-wrote Lean In, has been tapped to pen the screenplay. Instead of crafting a narrative about Sandberg, the film adaptation will reportedly incorporate the themes found in the book, a la Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bees and Wannabes' conversion into Tina Fey's Mean Girls

This article is related to: Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In, Nell Scovell, Hannah Minghella, Women Writers

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