Friday, April 24, 2009

TV News: Almodóvar Takes Women to the "Verge" Again

Oscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and Fox TV Studios are adapting an English-language, hour-long television series from the auteur's Oscar-nominated 1988 film Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). Mimi Schmir (Grey's Anatomy, Shark) will pen the pilot script and exec produce the series alongside Almodóvar.

Schmir describes the television series as "a suburban drama about a group of women who have known each other for a long time . . . who are in the middle of their lives and looking at the second half of their lives."

Keeping true to an important element of the movie, the series will include a good amount of humor and Schmir plans to include certain comedic elements as a nod to the film.  Almodóvar, whose latest movie premieres at Cannes in May, is said to be very involved with the development of Women.  [Reuters via Yahoo! News]

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