Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (Quinceanera) have made a deal with HBO Films to write and direct Sensational, a drama that chronicles a scandalous affair Errol Flynn had with a 15-year-old girl.
Variety says Glatzer and Westmoreland have also made a deal to turn Quinceanera into a TV series for the ABC Family Channel. They will direct, write and produce a series inspired by the film, a story of coming of age and culture clash in L.A.’s Echo Park.
Sensational tells the story of Flynn’s dalliance with Beverly Aadland, a girl who was being pushed into a movie career by her mother, a wannabe actress whose aspirations were cut short after an accident. After Flynn collapsed and died at a party, the affair became a tabloid staple, and the girl’s mother found herself on trial for child abuse.