Monday, April 14, 2008

A new "Tales" movie?...well, not exactly..

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning "No Country For Old Men" producer Scott Rudin is bringing the high-society memoir "Oh the Glory of It All" to the screen.

Writer/producer Mike White ("Nacho Libre," "School of Rock") will write the adaptation and also produce the Miramax Films project.

Sean Wilsey's book chronicles his time growing up amid the 1980s San Francisco elite. The cast of characters who raised Wilsey seem to have jumped straight out of a John Irving novel: a drama-prone globetrotting mother who asks her son to commit suicide with her, a distant father who enjoys unnecessary helicopter rides, and a truly wicked stepmother. The book tracks his journey from the dubious role models to a tour of boarding schools and an Italian "therapeutic community."

Armistead Maupin modeled a character in his "Tales of the City" novels on Wilsey's socialite mother, who entertained movie stars and Black Panthers alike in her penthouse. "Glory" hit shelves in 1995 from Penguin Press.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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