An interesting bit of news is coming out of Variety concerning one-time President Clinton advisor, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and her spouse Harry Thomason are adapting her novel “Liberating Paris” into a feature film.
Bloodworth-Thomason was the creator of the hit television series “Designing Women” and is not only adapting her novel for the big screen, but she will be helming the picture as well, which has already attracted three big names in Michelle Pfeiffer, Billy Bob Thornton and Dwight Yoakam.
These three names will make up half of the ensemble cast needed as the story is about six best friends who have just passed their fortieth birthdays and now must come to terms with the past in order to move forward with their lives.
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Along with the news of the feature film Variety quotes Bloodworth-Thomason as saying, “I feel like we’re 10 years behind… In 1992, I had three TV shows, 300 employees and a $50 million contract with CBS. At the end of the Clinton presidency, I had no television show, one secretary, and Kenneth Starr was in possession of every piece of paper I owned, including my phone records. But we wouldn’t have traded it for a moment. We literally helped (Clinton) pack and then I drove home and started writing madly. That is coming to fruition now.”
But with all that behind her she now has Liberating Paris to look forward to along with a project with Sissy Spacek as they are producing “Southern Comfort,” a script Bloodworth-Thomason wrote and will direct based on the Kate Davis-directed documentary as well as an HBO single-camera half-hour comedy, “The Shakespeares.”