O’Brien Adapting In the Stars


Jane O’Brien has been tapped to adapt In the Stars, a comedic novel written by Eileen Cook that JC Spink, Mason Novick and Chris Bender are producing for New Line, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows a woman who, after being dumped by her boyfriend, poses as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a fake reading designed to break them up. When her readings do a lot more than she could have predicted, the woman finds herself caught up in rising stardom and needs to figure out where the answers to her own life questions lie.

O’Brien, who is talk show host Conan O’Brien’s sister, has written for “The Simpsons” and was a producer on “Futurama.” Featurewise, she wrote Love Sucks, which Sam Weisman is producing and is attached to direct.