Actress Frances McDormand can add an new title to her resume – producer now that she has optioned two books.
The first is the Pulitzer Prize winning book Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. She purchased the book before it won the Pulitzer. Jane Anderson is writing the script (will she direct too?) that will hopefully be turned into an HBO series. McDormand will appear in the series. (HBO really needs some shows about women.)
The second is Every Secret Thing, the novel by crime writer Laura Lippman. The film was written and will hopefully be directed by Nicole Holofcener (she spoke about being excited to make a film based on someone else’s material when Please Give was released in April.) The film will star Diane Lane.
It’s great that McDormand is getting into producing. Both these properties sound really interesting.
Frances McDormand Playing Producer Role (Deadline Hollywood)